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Research

Jul
11

Doctors, Suicide and Mental Health

Article by Dr Clare Gerada published in BJPsych Bulletin (2018) Page 1 of 4. CLICK HERE TO VIEW.


Dec
30

Doctors and Mental Health

Article by Dr Clare Gerada published in Occupational Medicine, Oxford University Press, Volume 67, Issue 9, 30 December 2017, Pages 660–661. CLICK HERE TO VIEW.  


Dec
18

Enabling Honest Reflection: A Review

Paper by Naomi Gostelow and Faye Gishen, University College London Medical School, UK (The Clinical Teacher, December 2017) CLICK HERE TO VIEW  


Sep
29

One size does not fit all: exploring GPs’ perceptions of resilience training

Paper by Anna Cheshire, John Hughes, Damien Ridge, Maria Panagioti, David Peters, Chantal Simon & George Lewith (British Journal of General Practice, 2017, 67 (663)) CLICK HERE TO VIEW


Sep
19

Barriers, facilitators, and survival strategies for GPs seeking treatment for distress: a qualitative study

Study published in British Journal of General Practice, September 2017. Click Here for the published paper.


Sep
19

Clinical Depression: Surgeons and Mental Illness

Surgeons are among the least likely of all medical practitioners to seek help for mental health problems.  What makes them a minority within a minority? (Article by Dr Clare Gerada, published in Royal College of Surgeons Bulletin). CLICK HERE  


Aug
10

Mental Illness Among Doctors

An article by our Medical Director published on the BMJ site on 09/08/17: Clare Gerada: Mental illness among doctors—it’s time to address systemic problems


Jun
15

The specific needs of doctors with mental health problems

This qualitative analysis of doctor-patients’ experiences with the Practitioner Health Programme was recently published in the Journal of Mental Health. It can be found here: Brooks et al 2017 The specific needs of doctors with mental health problems qualitative study


May
25

Influences on GP coping and resilience: A qualitative study in primary care

Paper by Anna Cheshire* & Damien Ridge*, John Hughes, David Peters, Maria Panagioti, Chantal Simon and George Lewith (British Journal of General Practice, May 2017, 67 (659)) *These authors contributed equally to this work. CLICK HERE TO VIEW


Mar
18

Introducing compassion into the education of health care professionals; can Schwartz Rounds help?

Paper by R. Barker, J. Cornwell and F. Gishen (Journal of Compassionate Healthcare, March 2016) CLICK HERE TO VIEW


Jul
15

The Wounded Healer – Why We Need to Rethink How We Support Doctors

    Clare Gerada argues that doctors too often ignore their own needs and that systems to support them need to change to cope with the problems they face Doctors are their own worst enemies. Each one of us is … Continue reading


May
29

When doctors need treatment: an anthropological approach to why doctors make bad patients

Authors: Alex Wessely, Clare Gerada Publication date:  12 Nov 2013 Doctors are frequently affected by mental health problems, but they often present late for treatment. Alex Wessely and Clare Gerada set out an anthropological approach to why doctors make bad patients Doctors have high … Continue reading


Jul
30

‘You feel you’ve been bad, not ill’: Sick doctors’ experiences of interactions with the General Medical Council

Abstract Objective To explore the views of sick doctors on their experiences with the General Medical Council (GMC) and their perception of the impact of GMC involvement on return to work. Design Qualitative study. Setting UK. Participants Doctors who had … Continue reading


Jun
18

Something is profoundly wrong with the NHS today

Clare Gerada says that there are serious problems with working life in the NHS and that these must be tackled if the NHS is to have a secure future Just as the historian Tony Judt said that “something is profoundly wrong … Continue reading


Jun
9

Lessons from “the other side”: teaching and learning from doctors’ illness narratives

Authors: Jonathon Tomlinson Publication date:  02 Jun 2014 Many doctors who become patients have been shocked by their experiences from “the other side.” Jonathon Tomlinson looks at these writings and considers what can be learnt from them For many years, doctors have written about their … Continue reading


Jan
29

Doctors’ Health and Wellbeing: Depression in Surgeons

Dr Clare Gerada and Richard Jones work for the Practitioner Health Programme (PHP), a specialist service for doctors and dentists in the London area with mental health / addiction problems (www.php.nhs.uk). Here they discuss some of their preliminary findings (specific to surgeons) from … Continue reading


Jan
29

When Doctors Become Patients

http://abetternhs.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/dr-patients/ It’s taken me over 20 years to appreciate just how little attention is paid in medical education to what it’s like to be a patient. Often, only the experience of becoming seriously ill finally compels [doctors] to change their … Continue reading


Dec
27

The Professional Path to Recovery

Irish Medical Times article on recovery from drug addiction. CLICK HERE TO READ