The reasons why older doctors don't retire
Many older doctors have no plans to retire any time soon, citing cognitive stimulation and a sense of purpose as reasons to keep working.
A survey of more than 1000 Australian doctors aged 55-plus shows a third have no clear retirement plan.
Doctors cite the central role of work in their lives as yet more reason to stay on.
The researchers suggest that being a doctor is so tied up with self-identity that retirement can seem "threatening".
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