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Doctors' health: stigma and the professional discomfort in seeking help

  • Antony I. Garelick (a1)
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I describe the needs for and impediments in provision of psychological support services for doctors. Morbidity and the resistance in the profession to addressing their own health needs are discussed. I also explore the principles of bespoke services for doctors, with particular emphasis on overcoming stigma and facilitating therapeutic engagement. I argue that triage is an inappropriate service model of care for doctors.

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This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Anthony Garelick (mednet@tavi-port.nhs.uk)
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See special article, pp. 104–107, this issue.

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A.I.G. is the Associate Dean, MedNet, London Deanery, and Head of the MedNet Service.

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