Burnout in intensive care

Alun T Ellis, Sandra Lussier and Sarah A Yong
Med J Aust 2018; 208 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/mja17.00553
Published online: 5 February 2018

The recent tragic suicides of young doctors have highlighted concerns regarding the welfare of trainees in our profession. The Trainee Committee of the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australian and New Zealand (CICM) met in Melbourne in March 2017, and the recent results of the survey1 into bullying and harassment, in addition to the deaths of several junior medical officers to suicide, provided for a solemn meeting.

  • Alun T Ellis1
  • Sandra Lussier2
  • Sarah A Yong3

  • 1 Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, NSW
  • 2 Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, VIC
  • 3 Alfred Health, Melbourne, VIC


Competing interests:

Alun T Ellis and Sandra Lussier are representatives for the New South Wales and Victoria regional committees respectively. Sarah A Yong is a representative for New Fellows on the CICM board.


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