News & Articles

  • New doctors’ health services arrangements

    scheduleApril 28, 2016 Australian Medical Association

    Doctors and medical students in NSW, the ACT, South Australia, and the Northern Territory will have access to expanded doctors’ health services from 1 May 2016, a major step in the roll out of an enhanced national health program for medical professionals and students. Read more.

  • Why doctors’ mental health should be a concern for us all

    scheduleApril 11, 2016 New Statesman

    When medical students enter university, their mental health is no different from that of the rest of the population. By the end of their first year, however, it is significantly worse. Read more.

  • The Hidden Epidemic of Doctor Suicides

    scheduleApril 2, 2016 Fast Company

    More than 900,000 Americans lose their doctors to suicide each year. But doctors are finally beginning to talk about it. Read more.

  • Australians are spending more on mental health services and employers need to take notice

    scheduleFebruary 2, 2016 The Conversation

    New data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows that Australians spent an estimated A$8 billion on mental health related services in 2013-14. The direct financial impact on Australian business is in the vicinity of $11 billion every year, largely due to absenteeism ($4.7 billion) and reduced productivity ($6.1 billion) from […]

  • Stopping burnout a top priority for physicians in training

    scheduleNovember 16, 2015 American Medical Association Wire

    As burnout and suicide continue to plague the medical profession at much higher rates than the general population, the physician community took action Monday at the 2015 AMA Interim Meeting. New policy is aimed at ensuring physicians in training have access to potentially life-saving mental health services. Read more.

  • Art of Medicine art show

    scheduleSeptember 4, 2015 Doctors’ Health South Australia

    As part of Doctors’ Health South Australia’s aim to innovate and improve the health and well-being of the medical profession, we staged the inaugural Art of Medicine art show in September 2015. Read more.

  • Time for new priorities in safe hours campaign?

    scheduleJuly 29, 2015 Australian Medicine

    Rapid growth in prevocational and vocational training numbers has created a surplus of junior doctors in many hospitals and specialties, industrial agreements have been strengthened – particularly in regards to un-rostered overtime – and the political push for efficiency dividends has seen hospitals act to cut excessive expenditure. Read more.

  • 8 in 10 UK doctors experience mental health issues during career

    scheduleJuly 16, 2015

    More than eight out of 10 UK doctors have experienced mental health issues during their career, with the vast majority reporting heavy workload and long working hours as key contributing factors. Read more.

  • The health and wellbeing of junior doctors: insights from a national survey

    scheduleOctober 19, 2009 Medical Journal of Australia

    Junior doctors face specific pressures related to their professional stage and development and can be at risk of poor health. A confidential survey conducted in 2008 by the Australian Medical Association Council of Doctors in Training investigated the health and wellbeing of junior doctors. Read more.

  • Australian doctors’ involvement in medico-legal matters: a cross-sectional self-report study

    scheduleOctober 19, 2009 Medical Journal of Australia

    Investigates the frequency of, and factors associated with, Australian doctors’ involvement in medico legal matters. Read more.

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