Report reveals 18 drivers of doctor suicide

Cultural change must come from within the medical profession, according to the AMA

Overwork, isolation and not having a GP are just three of 18 key factors that must be addressed to improve doctors’ poor emotional health and mental illness, according to a new report released by the AMA.

Simon Willcock

The Final Report of the National Forum on Reducing Risk of Suicide in the Medical Profession highlights the issues raised by 82 doctors at a forum held in September 2017 by the AMA in conjunction with Doctors’ Health Services.

The facilitator of the forum, Professor Simon Willcock (pictured), clinical