Working together to ensure health care access for doctors

Margaret P Kay and Victoria Dawes
Med J Aust 2019; 211 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50421
Published online: 9 December 2019

Physicians share a collective responsibility to support their peers in the help‐seeking process

Suggesting that a doctor should “go to a doctor” sounds simple. However, the reality can be very different.1 This article considers the complexity that underpins this concept.

  • Margaret P Kay1,2
  • Victoria Dawes2

  • 1 University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD
  • 2 Queensland Doctors' Health Programme, Brisbane, QLD


Competing interests:

Margaret Kay and Victoria Dawes are employees of Queensland Doctors' Health Programme (QDHP), which has clinical and research expertise in doctors' health and advocates for doctors' health. QDHP is an independent service supported through funding from the Medical Board of Australia. This funding is distributed via the Doctors' Health Services to ensure that the funding received is provided at arm's length.


remove_circle_outline Delete Author
add_circle_outline Add Author

Do you have any competing interests to declare? *

I/we agree to assign copyright to the Medical Journal of Australia and agree to the Conditions of publication *
I/we agree to the Terms of use of the Medical Journal of Australia *
Email me when people comment on this article

Online responses are no longer available. Please refer to our instructions for authors page for more information.