Through numerous writings and discussions on the topic, it has become apparent that many doctors do not take good care of their own health and wellness. But it is vital that GP registrars do self care, and seek help and support when they need it. Find out more on the Wellbeing Checklist.
Advice from a GP
Dr Hilton Koppe is a general practitioner in New South Wales and a medical educator with NCGPT. Dr Koppe has experienced his own health and personal care struggles as a doctor and to assist others in a similiar situation, has provided advice to help doctors to establish good habits early on, and have a successful and fulfilling career and life. Read Dr Koppe's advice from a GP.
Learning how to avoid and manage fatigue is essential to your health and safety. Fatigue is an acute state of tiredness that can lead to mental and physical exhaustion and prevent you from functioning normally. Visit the Fatigue Management page for advice on how to deal with fatigue.
If you are being bullied at work GPRA offers clear guidelines and advice on how to deal with it. Workplace bullying is a serious issue that can impact your health, wellbeing and your career. Don’t allow this to happen to you. Check out the Workplace bullying page for advice and information.
GPRA has put together a list of support services for those times when you need help with your own health issues. View the list of support services available to you.