1 in 10 doctors 'had thoughts of self-harm' during COVID-19 pandemic

Professor Marie Bismark says it is especially concerning that more than half of them did not seek professional help

One in 10 doctors had thoughts of suicide or self-harm during the second wave of COVID-19 outbreaks in Australia, a large study has found.

Professor Marie Bismark.

Nearly 2500 doctors and 6000 other healthcare workers completed an online survey between 27 August and 23 October 2020 as cases started to surge for a second time in NSW and Victoria.

In total, 10.5% of respondents said they had