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Self-care and well being

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Looking after yourself and your wellbeing is essential as a GP.

The RACGP Keeping the Doctor Alive handbook illustrates the Self-Care Wheel, highlighting the three major areas incorporated into adequate self-care: identification, prevention and support.

Other useful resources include:

  • The General Practice Registrars Association (GPRA) has a wellbeing checklist which outlines different sectors of your life which can be optimised to improve your overall wellbeing.
  • QLD GP training have also produced this useful list on staying mentally healthy – 13 ways to stay mentally well as a doctor.

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