Doctor's emotional call for compassion after daughter's illness

A DOCTOR who gained a patient's perspective after his daughter developed a life-threatening mental illness has delivered an impassioned plea for doctors to embrace their compassion - not just for their patients' sake but for their own.

"It is important that your human caring goes alongside your medical practice," New Zealand anaesthetist Dr Robin Youngson (pictured, right) told the annual scientific meeting of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists last week.

He cited research published in major