Distressed doctors: a hospital-based support program for poorly performing and “at-risk” junior medical staff

Alison J Dwyer, Peter Morley, Esther Reid and Cassandra Angelatos
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (9): 466-469.
  • Alison J Dwyer1
  • Peter Morley1,2
  • Esther Reid1
  • Cassandra Angelatos1

  • 1 Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne Health, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Clinical School, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.



We thank the staff of the Medical Workforce and Medical Education Units and the training supervisors and senior medical staff whose support is critical to the success of the support program. We also thank the Victorian Doctors Health Program for assistance with referred junior medical staff.

Competing interests:

Peter Morley receives financial support from the American Heart Association, Melbourne Health, the University of Melbourne and Queensland Health.

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