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11 Nov 2019

A big welcome to Dr Hashim Abdeen, who has taken on the role of AMACDT Deputy Chair. Hash kicks off his term with an article in the November Australian Medicine about what makes DiTs satisfied at work. He says At a recent academic conference I attended, there was a break-out session on the all too familiar topic of Doctor Wellbeing. As the session went on, people listed the familiar perceived contributing factors: long work hours, rostering, exams, selection pathways, poor work life balance, bullying and harassment, and what I believe to be largely a deflection of systemic responsibility – personal resilience. While these are all important risk factors, I couldn’t help but feel that the comments were just listing the problems. 

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Published: 11 Nov 2019