28 September 2020

GP, don’t be a hero

Clinical COVID-19 Mental Health

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.”

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