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Doctors' Health and Wellbeing

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The health and welfare of doctors continues to be a priority for the Australian Medical Association (AMA). Many doctors and medical students continue to experience high levels of stress and distress in their workplace.

The tragic suicides of a number of doctors in training earlier this year has had a profound impact on the profession. These events have once again prompted the AMA to examine how we can better support doctors and medical students who are feeling stressed and burnt out and/or have a mental illness, and more specifically, how we can reduce the risk of suicide in the profession through early intervention and appropriate support mechanisms.

Research into suicidal behaviours has been conducted for decades with doctors being the subject of much research in this area. While research in this area is difficult with issues relating to the quality and volume of data, what is evident is that suicidal behaviours result from a complex interaction between personal, occupational and systemic factors. And despite the risk factors being known, this has not translated into widespread implementation of prevention or management strategies.

Session Structure
Panel Discussion
Watch Dr John Zorbas moderate a panel of six experts

2 hours Online Learning

ACRRM 2 hours

Learning Outcomes

  • Examine current and emerging issues relating to doctors' health and wellbeing
  • Discuss current initiatives to promote doctors' health and wellbeing
  • Identify additional strategies and mechanisms to improve access to services and support
  • Topics

  • Doctors' Health Services
  • System Processes
  • Self help and Reflection
  • Data and Research
  • Wellbeing Program
  • Medical Training
  • Psychological Wellbeing
  • Intern Programs
  • Language for change
  • What to change
  • Focus 
    Mental Health, self help, stress, workplace, colleague

    Provider name

    Australian Medical Association

    Provider number



    Online Education


    2h : 0m

    CPD Points/Hours

    MBA: 2h : 0m
    ACRRM - Fellow: 2 pts
    ACRRM - Non Fellow: 2 pts

    AMA Member


    Non-AMA Member

    $44.00 inc. of GST


    Social Determinants of Health


    Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner

    Doctors' Health and Wellbeing
    Speciality Classification
    Interest Areas / Topics Covered
    Research, Leading and managing, Coaching & Leadership, Communication skills, Career focusing and life balance, Dealing with patients preconceptions of speciality practitioners
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    2 hours
    CPD Points
    ACRRM 2 hours
    Price Details
    AMA Member - Free, Non-AMA Member - $44.00 inc. of GST
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