Doctors’ Health Publications


Witter E & Hodge E. Doctors in training need system reform, not more resilience. Insight+. 2023.

Bradfield O. Experiences of doctors who have received disciplinary notiications due to alledged mental health impairment. Podcast MJA. 2023.

Erian C, Bade D & Erian M. Burnout in medicine leading to clinical errors and severe distress. insight+. 2023.

Govender M. The healing power of art for doctors and their patients. Insight+. 2023.

Payne H. Racism and Sexism: healthcare’s uninvited guests. The Medical Republic. 2023.

Mateos M. Doctor wellbeing: debriefs with peers vital. Insight+. 2023.

Gunja M, et al. Stressed Out and Burned Out: The Global Primary Care Crisis. Findings from the 2022 International Health Policy Survey of Primary Care Physicians. The Commonwealth Fund. 2022.

Wijeratne C, et al. Australia needs to implement a national health strategy for doctors. MJA. 2022.

Dorrigan A. New Year’s Resolutions for GPs. Insight+. 2022.

Hobi M, et al. Strategies Australian junior doctors use to maintain their mental, physical and social well-being: a qualitative study.

Arnold-Forster A, et al. Obstacles to Physicians’ Emotional Health — Lessons from History. New England Journal of Medicine. 2022.

Swannell C. Mental health: why doctors don’t seek help. Insight+. 2022. 

Benson J, Sexton R, Dowrick C, et al. Staying psychologically safe as a doctor during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fam Med Com Health. 2022.

Medicine’s stigma of mental illness made me hang up my stethoscope. .

Inglis J. Roadmap for improving trainee wellbeing. InSight January 2022.

Judkins S et al. The other long COVID: impacts on health systems and clinicians. InSight January 2022.

Beamtree and Health Roundtable. Addressing Burnout: Bringing data-driven solutions, care and hope to the health workforce. Beamtree 2021.

McLindon E, Humphreys C, Hegarty K. “It happens to clinicians too”: an Australian prevalence study of intimate partner and family violence against health professionals. BMC Womens Health. 2018.

Shanafelt TD, Noseworthy JH. Executive Leadership and Physician Well-being: Nine Organizational Strategies to Promote Engagement and Reduce Burnout. Mayo Clin Proc. 2017.

Shanafelt TD et al. Addressing Physician Burnout. The Way Forward. 2017.

West CP, Dyrbye LN, Erwin PJ, Shanafelt TD. Interventions to prevent and reduce physician burnout: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 2016.

Shanafelt TD, Hasan O, Dyrbye LN, Sinsky C, Satele D, Sloan J, West CP. Changes in Burnout and Satisfaction with Work-Life Balance in Physicians and the General US Working Population between 2011 and 2014. Mayo Clin Proc. 2015.

Expert Advisory Group on discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment. Report to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Melbourne, Victoria: Royal Australasian College of Surgeons; Sept 2015.

beyondblue, National Mental Health Survey of Doctors and Medical Students. Melbourne, Victoria: beyondblue; Oct 2013.



For additional papers by Associate Professor Louise Nash go to:


MJA Insight articles by Prof Leanne Rowe (AM)

Every doctor can create a psychologically safe health care workplace. 2023

Every doctor can recover from work-related injury. 2023

Addressing mental health problems in doctor’s children. 2023

Endemic bullying: narcissistic personality disorder in medicine. 2019.

Bullying in medicine: a harm minimisation approach. 2019.

Our Articles and Reports

Authored/co-authored by DHQ team members.

Judkins S. and Colleagues. Wellbeing Charter for Doctors: righting wrongs. InSight. August 2021.

Forbes MP, Iyengar S, Kay MBarriers to the psychological well-being of Australian junior doctors: a qualitative analysis. BMJ Open. 2019.

Forbes M, Byrom L, van der Steenstraten I, Markwell A, Bretherton H, Kay MResilience on the Run – an evaluation of a wellbeing program for medical interns. Intern Med J. 2019.

Kay M, Durham J, Iyengar S. The Staying Well Outback Program Report 2018. Submission to WQPHN on behalf of the Queensland Doctors’ Health Programme.

Giroldi E, Freeth R, Hanssen M, Muris JWM, Kay M, Cals JWL. Family Physicians managing medical requests from family and friends. Ann Fam Med. 2018.

Burridge LH, Winch S, Kay M, Henderson AJ. Building compassion literacy: Enabling care in primary health care nursing. Collegian. 2017.

Forbes MP, Arthur T, Manoharan B, Jones R, Kay MJunior doctors and overtime: the Queensland experience. Intern Med J. 2016.

Kay M, O’Dwyer S, Cooke G, Fergusson L. My Health: A Doctors’ Wellbeing Survey 2016. Brisbane: Medical Employment and Workforce Planning Unit, Metro South Hospital and Health Service, 2016.

Winch S, Henderson AJ, Kay M, Burridge LH, Livesay GJ, Sinnott MJ. Understanding compassion literacy in nursing through a clinical compassion cafe. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2014.

Goiran N, Kay M, Nash L Haysom G. Mandatory reporting of health professionals: The case for a Western Australian style exemption for all Australian practitioners. Journal of Law and Medicine. 2014.