Seeking help for themselves

A DECADE ago, in a literature review commissioned by the RACGP, Dr Danielle Clode (DPhil) lamented that no matter the study parameters or population, emotional ill health in medical practitioners had been apparent for many decades.

“The most striking outcome of this literature review is not the paucity of evidence for emotional ill health, but the apparent past lack of interest in addressing the problem in an effective manner,” she wrote, before shifting to a more optimistic tone. “Recent developments suggest that this attitude is finally changing.”

Her sharply titled review,