Physician Heal Thy Self

  • Kieran Le Plastrier (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


Most preventive health messages focus on diet, exercise, and stress reduction. But are doctors taking this advice for themselves?

The Doctors' Health Advisory Service, or DHAS, was created in 1981 to offer confidential help to practitioners in both Australia and New Zealand. This episode features Dr Jill Gordon FASPsychMed, president of DHAS New South Wales; Dr Roger Sexton FRACGP, medical director of the South Australia office; and Dr Edwin Whiteside FRACP, director of the New Zealand office. They discuss why doctors may experience higher rates of depression and anxiety, and common fears around mandatory reporting. The conversation also includes Dr Kieran Le Plastrier (Western Sydney University), who is currently completing a PhD on 'the fit professional.'

Additional information

Period26 Oct 2015
Held at Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Australia, New South Wales
Degree of RecognitionNational