Year: 2000 Source: Southern Medical Journal, v.93, no.10, (October 2000), p.966-972 SIEC No: 20011337

Self-care among physicians is not a topic usually included as a part of professional training, nor is it a topic that readily receives consideration in professional practice. In some areas, particularly suicide rates, physicians have increased vulnerability. This paper raises questions about how & why physicians may be particularly vulnerable, reviews the available literature about the extent & nature of such problems in physicians, discusses possible factors related to the development of these problems, & suggests a variety of solutions to improve physician self-care. (43 refs.)