AMA vice president opens up about stress and grief

AMA vice president Dr Stephen Parniss has opened up about personal experiences of stress and grief in a plea for fellow doctors to take better care of themselves and each other.

Dr Parniss says the profession owes a debt to the courage of its younger members who are driving increased awareness of doctors’ health issues, including recent revelations of bullying and harassment by senior surgeons.

“I have been an advanced trainee in surgery, and I have had personal experience of some of the issues uncovered this year,” he says.

“I have sought the advice and care of medical colleagues when I

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