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More strategies are needed to promote wellbeing among doctors, conference hears

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7301 (Published 30 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7301
  1. Barbara Kermode-Scott
  1. 1Ottawa

Experts in doctors’ health have said that it is time to act on the growing body of knowledge worldwide about stresses on doctors and to develop more strategies and initiatives to improve their health and wellbeing.

Speaking at the 2012 International Conference on Physician Health in Montreal, Anna Reid, president of the Canadian Medical Association, said, “Physician health is finally getting the recognition and attention it deserves. It is a sign that increasingly we are openly acknowledging this critical need to promote, preserve, and manage the health …

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