GPs' top 10 tips for preventing burnout

Colouring books, pottery and journaling are helping doctors avoid ‘compassion fatigue’, reveals Twitter discussion

GPs are sharing their tips for preventing burnout with crafts, exercise and self-reflection pegged as top stress busters.

In a Twitter post that could resonate with many Aussie GPs, UK-based Dr Amal Lad called for advice on how to keep the “magic” in patient care, after sharing he was drained and suffering “compassion fatigue” thanks to back-to-back telehealth calls.

GPs and others rose to the challenge, sharing their successful tips for fending off burnout during tough clinical sessions.

Here are their top 10 tips:

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