Saving Doctors' Lives

Shame and Stigma; why doctors won’t seek help for their mental health Dr Natalie Ashburner writes

Shame and Stigma; why doctors won’t seek help for their mental health Dr Natalie Ashburner writes

“It’s not something we talk about or that everybody experiences to the same degree but I think most of us are affected, be it subconsciously or consciously by antiquated, competitive, hierarchical values. Revered doctors are those that work above and beyond the hours they are paid for, that come in even when they are sick, that prioritise work over their families, over sleep and their own health. Doctors that are kind and compassionate but that don’t allow themselves to be affected by their experiences. Doctors that would go from one cardiac arrest to the next without letting their judgement cloud or their actions falter.”