Occupational Health and Wellbeing for Doctors… a Lifestyle Medicine Challenge?


This talk will look at doctors’ health & wellbeing including early warning signs of stress/burnout, barriers for doctors seeking help and sources of support. She will review strategies for prevention of stress related problems, a toolbox for personal self-care, plus the relationship between doctors’ health and the health of their patients. Evie will give an overview of a new health and wellbeing/lifestyle medicine program she has developed and run for medical students. The strategies and tools presented will be helpful for all healthcare professionals.

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Learning objectives

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the factors contributing to the occupational health and wellbeing of physicians

2. Understand the three level model to prevent stress and improve resilience

3. Apply tools and strategies to improve wellbeing at a personal, organisational and professional level