News & Articles

  • Six doctors die each year from drug overdose: study

    scheduleFebruary 23, 2017 Australian Doctor

    Around six doctors die every year from deliberate or accidental drug overdose, Australian research suggests, although the mortality rate remains significantly higher among vets. Find out more

  • Doctors as patients: a systematic review of doctors’ health access and the barriers they experience

    scheduleFebruary 23, 2017 British Journal of General Practice 2008

    The need to improve doctors’ access to health care by reducing the barriers they experience has been regularly described in the literature, yet the barriers experienced are not well defined, despite the volume of expert opinion in this area. Find out more

  • 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 GPonline.com

    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.

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