Wellbeing and support
“Physician, heal thyself”
You are on a plane, and it's going down. The oxygen masks drop from the cabin above you. There are three others in the row beside you. Do you reach across to secure their masks first, or your own?
Now you are most likely thinking, this situation is highly improbable and very theoretical. It applies to each of us as health practitioners, every single day.
As doctors/GP registrars, our primary aim is to provide aid to others. It is paramount that we are in a state to do so. Sound clinical reasoning, effective communication and holistic care are reliant on this. If not, our ability to function will be impaired.
It’s time to break down the cultures of old in which physicians silently endured to the point of burnout and fatigue. In this resource you will find some tools and resources that may help you on your journey.