Helping sick doctors

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7047.1675a (Published 29 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1675

Stress management interventions need to be evaluated

  1. Jane Sims,
  2. Pippa Oakeshott
  1. Lecturer Clinical lecturer Division of General Practice and Primary Care, St George's Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE

    EDITOR,—In their editorial on helping sick doctors Ruth Chambers and Richard Maxwell conclude, “If the job is making the doctors sick, why not fix the job rather than the doctors?”1 It is not only among doctors that stress has been addressed primarily as a health problem rather than as an organisational problem. Stress management in other …

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