Release date: December 2016
Estimated completion time*: 2 hrs

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

*The estimated completion time is an approximate guide and does not account for time spent on optional additional readings and activities.


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