Doctors are prone to burn-out and depression. We need to take care
Doctors who feel better will make fewer mistakes and solve problems faster.
Alex Broom is Professor of Sociology at UNSW Sydney. He is recognised as an international leader in the social aspects of medicine and health, specialising in illness and wellness experiences; the therapeutic encounter; heath and medical decision-making; experiences of suffering, healing and survivorship; and, the dynamics of caregiving. He is particularly concerned with fostering greater inclusion of patient, community and consumer voices and experiences in the character and delivery of healthcare.