Breaking down the stoicism that often prevents GPs from looking after their mental health is more important than ever during COVID-19.
Doctors are notoriously bad at being patients. This podcast contains a few tips…
“We should share the secret code with everyone,” says Dr Kathryn Hutt, a GP and the medical director at the Doctors Health Advisory Service in NSW.
“You don’t need to have a diagnosis to see your GP. You don’t need to have anything wrong with you.
“Just come in and say, ‘I’m just here for a check-up’. That’s what members of the public do.
“Then you’re in the door and you can then sit down and talk about what is going on with your life.”