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Suicide in anaesthetists: five minutes with . . . Samantha Shinde

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 02 December 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6781
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

The consultant anaesthetist and co-author of the Association of Anaesthetists guidelines on suicide discusses how to better support doctors who are struggling

“We have made seven recommendations; some that are applicable at a national level, some at a departmental level, and some at an individual level.1

“For me, the most important recommendation is the one that says that all anaesthetists have a part to play in the creation and maintenance of a healthy workplace. We should all look out for each other—we should care for each other and we should respect each …

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