Beyond the stethoscope

Did you read about Dr Catherine Crock in the Australian? She won an award for developing a CDs of music that could be played in hospitals to soothe children undergoing treatment for cancer. Dr Crock is just one of the many extraordinary doctors featured in Lucy Mayes’ essay, ‘Beyond the stethoscope‘ from the current edition of Griffith REVIEW, The Way We Work. We rarely consider the wellbeing and experiences of doctors. Forced into rush consultations by Medicare and waiting room economics, Lucy Mayes’ moving essay looks at the stress doctors experience by being unable to take ‘time to care’, leading to burnout and even suicide. Read it here.