Interview with UQMS from June 2018. This is the pre-publication unedited version. Could you tell us a bit about the experiences in your medical journey? I completed my MBBS through The University of Melbourne as a postgraduate student. I did my residency all over Victoria. I accentuated these experiences with Medical trips to Fiji and … More Mental Health and the Medical Journey
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Boys Big Weekend! My son is turning 10 this week and we’ve decided that we need to do the big talk. You know, adult topics he will have already been exposed to during his school conversations. I can’t leave it to chance. I can’t let the internet or his friends be the main influence to … More Big Weekend
What happens beyond the socks? As #crazysocks4docs rolled around the world recently, there were some negative comments thrown against the campaign. Generally they fall into one of these categories below. Crazy socks? That’s making the whole doctor suicide problem a little trite, don’t you think? The problem of physician mental illness and doctor suicide is … More Crazy Socks 4 Docs, What Next?
Why do I support #CrazySocks4Docs? One in 5 Australian doctors have been diagnosed with, or treated for, depression1. One in 4 have had thoughts of suicide. Almost half of all doctors are emotionally exhausted, burned out at work1. Forty percent of surgeons meet the criteria for burnout2. This is an elephant in the room sitting … More Crazy Socks 4 Docs
Broken Doctors, Broken Systems: Clinician Mental Health in Context. Modified from a Plenary Talk at Combined Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. May 2018. @DrEricLevi How do you deliver the best care for your patient? More importantly, how do you deliver the best … More Broken Doctors, Broken Systems