Posts Tagged ‘Doctors’

New Zealand doctors suffering from a burnout ‘epidemic’

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Nearly half of New Zealand doctors have considered leaving medicine because of burnout, a survey has found. A survey of 300 Kiwi doctors by the Medical Protection Society found half felt unable to take a break between procedures, and almost as many did not feel their wellbeing was a priority at work Read more Related Read more

A new NZ Catholic Medical Association to meet

Thursday, May 16th, 2019
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The New Zealand Catholic Medical Association (NZCMA) was established this year with the support of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference. It will have its inaugural meeting at St Michael’s School Hall in Remuera, Auckland on May 25. Mass will be celebrated at midday in St Michael’s church by Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn. The aim Read more

Catholic doctors call for action on pills after 68 hospitalised

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Catholic doctors have asked the Indonesian government to take action to stop the abuse of pills containing a combination of paracetamol, carisoprodol and caffeine (PCC). At least  68 young people were hospitalised on the island of Sulawesi last week after taking these pills. Two children died. “It was relaxing as if I was flying. After that, Read more

The epidemic of burnout, depression and suicide in medicine

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

The suicides of two medical residents in New York City last fall have thrown a spotlight on a real problem among health care professionals, particularly physicians. Medical students, residents and practicing physicians commonly report symptoms of burnout and depression. Rates vary depending on the group, but range from 20-60%. Frank suicidal ideations (when someone has Read more

UK Doctors could be banned from practising for refusing to give unmarried women contraceptives

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Doctors who refuse to give contraceptives to unmarried women or carry out sex change operations face being banned from practicing under new guidelines. The General Medical Council has issued guidance warning that it would be “discriminatory” for doctors not to prescribe either the pill or morning-after pill because they disagree with people having sex before Read more