Learn how to better support your own wellbeing, as well as the wellbeing of your staff and colleagues, during times of challenge or crisis.

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Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this resource, participants will get:

  1. Practical strategies and approaches around leading with compassion, communicating effectively, promoting wellbeing, and mitigating the impact of challenging times on teams and staff members.
  2. Information and tools to help you effectively set healthy boundaries and prevent burnout.
  3. Guidance on creating and utilising connections with peers, supervisors, support networks and others.
Author RACP
Version 1
Release Date March 2021

This resource helps physicians adopt pro-active strategies so they can aim to thrive in their work, and help others to do the same.


Tags: Category 1 Educational activities Physician Health Professional Wellbeing Relationships Self Care Plan Support Network Mental Wellbeing Preventative Self Care Self Care Framework Burnout Emotional Distress Self Care Strategy Self Treatment Building Resilience Professional Skills Stigma Death Crisis Asking For Help Self Assessment Mindfulness Self Compassion Oldenburg Burnout Inventory K10 Skovholt Inventory Self Care Strategy Burnout Prevention Self Care Activity Active Listening Self Kindness Organisational Culture Stress Counselling Therapy Nutrition Doctor's Health Advisory Service

Learning outcomes

  1. Understand how self-care and wellbeing impact physician practice
  2. Form relationships and networks to support personal and professional wellbeing
  3. Establish appropriate self-care strategies to increase self-awareness and better manage and regulate your wellbeing and physician practice

Who it is for

  • New and experienced supervisors
  • Basic and advanced trainees
  • RACP Fellows from any specialty

What you'll get

  • Video scenarios that demonstrate the need for preventative self-care
  • Practice, reflection and discussion activities
  • Toolbox of supporting resources to assist the learner in identifying and managing their self-care needs
  • Curated list of additional resources and further reading

What you'll learn

  • How to identify the signs of burnout
  • How to monitor your own wellbeing
  • How to develop a self-care plan
  • Ways to encourage others in the workplace to practice self-care
  • How to promote wellbeing in the workplace and evoke cultural change around seeking help

  • Dr Mick O'Keeffe, Chair
  • Dr Robin Chase
  • Dr Bernadette Hanna
  • Associate Professor James Ross
  • Dr Sarah Bell
  • Dr Peter Storey
  • Dr Scott Sypek

The medical environment has unique demands and pressures – and therefore its own vulnerabilities to unprofessional behaviour. This resource hopes to improve workplace behaviour by raising awareness and encouraging all physicians to report undesirable behaviour. It helps physicians determine the resources available and appropriate steps for preventing and dealing with bullying and sexual harassment.


Tags: Category 1 Educational activities Bullying Harassment Sexual harassment Medical environment Workplace culture Risk factors Risk prevention Workplace behaviour Preferential treatment Unprofessional behaviour Behavioural spectrum Unacceptable conduct Resilience Physician support services

Learning outcomes

  1. Identify bullying and harassment along with its effects on workplace culture.
  2. Understand the importance of a safe work culture and how bullying and harassment impacts physicians and their ability to learn and effectively practice medicine.
  3. Evaluate the impact of your workplace behaviour on colleagues, patients and health outcomes.
  4. Determine the resources available and appropriate steps for preventing and dealing with bullying and harassment.
  5. Identify and promote strategies to prevent and deal with bullying and harassment.

  • Dr Helen Rhodes MB BS FRACP Chair
  • Dr Ashwin Shukla MBBS, FRACP
  • Prof Fiona Lake MD W.Aust., FRACP
  • Dr Alice Bergin MBBS, BSc
  • Dr Karina Powers MBBS MPH PGrad Dip Occ Hlth & Sfty MRO CIME FAFOEM
  • Dr Meenakshi Rattan MBBS MD ,DCH,FRACP,MPH,MHM
  • Dr Ramila Varendran MBBS (hons) University of Sydney, FRACP