Letters Doctors’ health

Treating doctors’ distress

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2810 (Published 02 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2810
  1. Christopher L Manning, director1
  1. 1Upstream Healthcare, Twickenham TW11 9HG
  1. chrisso95{at}btinternet.com

    All doctors throughout their training and career need to be skilled in dealing with distress—in themselves, each other, and their patients.1 And if mental health “first aid” is so effective for the public, then, as people first, the same surely applies to doctors. …

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