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Letters Utility of mindfulness

Make sure basic needs are met first

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 25 October 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6114
  1. Matthew HV Byrne, junior doctor
  1. Cambridge University Hospitals Trust, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK
  1. mhvbyrne{at}

As Gerada points out,1 the high rate of mental health problems and suicide among doctors is unsurprising given the stressors associated with their roles and the stigma that exists in the …

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