doctors in distress

Guest Blog By Amandip Sidhu: Doctors in Distress

Guest Blog By Amandip Sidhu: Doctors in Distress

I sit here some 3 months on from my first blog which highlighted the pain and suffering my brother (a Doctor) faced and the continuing anguish us bereaved folk deal with. Some choose various paths to grieve, I have chosen to channel my efforts into improving the working lives of doctors and empower them to take charge of their own wellbeing constructively. I want my brother to be one of the last few to suffer. Yes, he was overworked and pushing himself to inhumane levels of performance for the primary objective of the good for his patients. But why? It is clear our health system does not equip doctors well enough with the tools to execute their jobs effectively, nor has processes or work cultures that ensure staff are looked after from a wellbeing point of view.