Papers & Articles

Read below some of the amazing articles and blog posts written by people involved with Doctors in Distress…
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Closing The Gender Wellbeing Gap In Medicine

by Dame Clare Gerada

“Women from all walks of life and age groups have been disproportionately affected by the covid pandemic—especially regarding financial security, mental health, and additional care responsibilities.”

Our Chair Dame Clare Gerada has written a piece for the BMJ titled, “Closing the gender wellbeing gap in medicine”. In which she discusses the different strains and pressures put on female medics during the COVID19 pandemic.

Read the full article in the BMJ:

Suicide & The Myth Of Sisyphus

by Dame Clare Gerada

“Suicide is a difficult subject to talk about, but we must not shun it or hide it away in secrecy.”

Our Chair, Dame Clare Gerada has had an article published in the BMJ on the difficult subject of suicide among medical professionals. She shares her own experiences as a GP and her charitable work aiming to alleviate mental health problems and ultimately suicide within the medical profession.

Read the full article in the BMJ:

Learning From Doctors With Long Covid

“How can we learn from doctors with Long COVID? GP’s Sue Warren and Sarah Burns, helped to launch our first Long COVID support groups, alongside our Chair Dame Clare Gerada. Their findings are now recorded in the BMJ as a piece of academic research.

“Long covid has emerged as a serious, yet poorly understood, sequelae of acute covid-19 infection. We do not yet know why some people develop long covid, while others do not, but it appears that rates of long covid are more prevalent in healthcare professionals due to increased exposure to covid-19.”

Read their full article in the BMJ:

Black Medics Forum Achievements

by Bertie Aspinall

Doctors in Distress with the Black Medics Forum would welcome your ideas about how the group can best support black doctors going forward, and how it could be made easier for members to actively participate. We are aware that these are demanding times for doctors and that everyone is dealing with capacity, timings, exams, additional work demands.

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