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Why is it getting increasingly important for doctors to look after their own health?
 

Why is it getting increasingly important for doctors to look after their own health?

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Doctors devote much of their time to take care of others, but few doctors seek help when they are unwell.
 
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8 Nov 2016 - General
 
Of course it is much needed. Doctors work so long. They do not have even a lunch hour which is a popular relief for workers. They are bound to work at any time. So most of the time they fail to find some time to think about their own health. The doctors are prone to have communicable diseases like infections. So they must have a cover from them and can get vaccinated against the infections if possible. Not only that they must have a time to think about their physical health too. It is better if ...
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All healthcare professionals should strive to look after their own health. I agree with the observation that a lot of healthcare providers opt not to go to the hospital whenever they are sick. I'm actually guilty about this and I also tend to manage my own illnesses. I remember before I used to cope by smoking! I smoke whenever I get stressed, which is pretty often. I'm really glad that I'm 7 months smoke free. I took it upon myself to engage in healthier coping mechanisms such as ex...
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Doctors usually prioritizes their patients over their health. However, it is also a must that doctors should treat themselves with stuffs that can enjoy them. Doctors should know how to manage their stresses in a beautiful way. Just like mentioned, it is really encourage that everyone should have a good hobby which can divert all ill feelings and will attract positive and good vibes. I believe that having a good family ties will help doctors lessen the burdens and stresses at work. And perhaps ...
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Thank you Mahmoud AbdelAziz for posting this article. I think every doctor will definitely relate to it very well. The medical profession is getting stressful and it is getting immensely important for the doctors to take care of their own health. I think being a doctor, we are quite paranoid about health issues. Tahira Nawaz - Tha...
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Tahira Nawaz has highlighted another vital point is the depression healthcare workers experience during training and practice. The heavy duties and the high expectations put on our shoulders contribute greatly to the way we can cope with the daily stress. Many of healthcare professionals develop the symptoms of psychiatric illness either depression or anxiety yet they continue to hesitate to ask for help most of...
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I agree with you Md Shamim Reza . There are really many healthcare workers who choose to endure their sickness and go to work in the sake of both treating the patients and helping their colleagues at the workplace. Some doctors feel guilty of burdening their colleagues by the extra duties given to them in the case of sick leave. ...
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I believe a healthcare professional must have a perfect health to meet the requirements of its patients. And in my views, the health of a medical professional or doctor has a deep impact on his/her job because an ill and stressful doctor cannot make right diagnosis and cannot prescribe right and effective treatment. So Doctors must take care of their health first and then their career because a physical and mental health are vital for continuous of career. The reports in the post have shown that...
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All points raised here are true for many doctors. Overworked and often too busy, sometimes they have no time for hobbies, relaxation, socialization--and much worse, they have no time for family and friends so all the stresses weigh heavily due to the lack of valuable stronghold (that family usually offers). Some doctors know they are ill, but would avoid confirmation because some have come face-to-face with the same illness (with patients they've treated). Personally, I hate going to a docto...
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Medical profession is full of stress, both physically and mentally. Attending continuous flow of patients, providing treatments and follow up all are stressful works. Especially at night shift, it become difficult to concentrate at the last hours. In Bangladesh, govt. hospital is a very busy place and the duty doctors don't get even few minutes to take rest. Even sometimes doctors work concealing their own illness. I saw many of my colleagues, who attend patients inspite of being ill. I fou...
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Working in the medical field is a challenging and stressful profession. While making care for our patient our priority, we should understand that we can be susceptible to health problems ourselves. Although the common belief that doctors are usually healthier and get sick less often, they are -like any person- get sick and require medical advice and support sometimes. Of course doctors have better knowledge compared to the public to protect themselves against illnesses to some extent. However, d...
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