22 Aug 2019
"Keep perspective; and seek help".
These are the words from a surgeon in a new video launched today by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - AHPRA and National Boards.
In the video, the surgeon describes his feelings of guilt and anxiety after a poor patient outcome and the notification that followed. As time went on, his worries increased, and he found it difficult to maintain a realistic perspective about what was likely to occur. He reflects on the value of speaking with family and friends, as well as the ongoing support of his GP and a psychologist.
Published: 22 Aug 2019