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Resources for Junior Medical Officers

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Are you ok? JMO Health

A new website to promote the health and wellbeing of Junior Medical Officers

This website contains self-assessment toolst give you a good idea of how you are going:

  • ProQOL - Professional Quality of Life
  • Kessler 10 (K10)

There are also a series of vignettes which describe some of the unique things JMOs commonly face along with tips on how to deal with them.

The website also has suggestions about looking after yourself.

 http://www.jmohealth.org.au


Health and Wellbeing Guide for Junior Medical Officers

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away: a health and wellbeing guide for Junior Medical Officers", Royal Hobart Hospital Tasmania. Developed by The Postgraduate Medical Education Council of Tasmania. Free download at: http://www.pmct.org.au/JMO/health-and-wellbeing-guide-for-junior-medical-officers.html.

Topics covered include:

  • Background: are doctors healthier?
  • Self care
    • What does self care involve?
    • Caring for yourself
  • Ways to stay well
    • Work Well
    • Move Well
    • Eat Well
    • Think Well
  • Support for Junior Medical Officers
    • Medical support
    • Professional support
    • Personal support
  • Resources and contacts
  • Recommended reading

AMA Survey Report on Junior Doctor Health and Wellbeing

This report presents the findings of the AMA's survey of the health and wellbeing of 914 junior doctors at the postgraduate year 2 level and above across Australia and New Zealand. To freely download the report, go to: AMA Junior Doctor Health & Wellbeing


AMA Work-life flexibility survey - report of findings

This report summarises the findings of a 2007 survey of junior and senior-salaried public hospital doctors from across Australia. The report provides important information and feedback on public hospital doctors' access to flexible working and training arrangements and their future aspirations for work-life balance. To freely download the report, go to: AMA Work Life Flexibility Report 2007


Creating a Culture of Care - Junior doctor well-being in hospital settings

This review of the scientific literature establishes what normal working conditions are for junior doctors in Australia, and the effect of these conditions on their well-being. To freely download the review, go to the RACGP webpage - RACGP Healthy doctor initiatives: http://www.racgp.org.au/peersupport


The Student and the Junior Doctor in Distress - "Our Duty of Care"

Proceedings of a Conference of the Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils 19–20 July 2001. MJA 2002; 177 (1 Suppl): S1-S32. Free download at: http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/177_01_010702/suppl_010702.html.

Topics covered include:

  • The student and junior doctor in distress: Kay A Wilhelm — Med J Aust 2002; 177 (1 Suppl): S5-S8.
  • Stress in a graduate medical degree: Gisele M L Mouret — Med J Aust 2002; 177 (1 Suppl): S10-S11.
  • Examining stress and responses to stress in medical students and new medical graduates: Michele G Daly and Simon M Willcock — Med J Aust 2002; 177 (1 Suppl): S14-S15.
  • Attitudes to healthcare and self-care among junior medical officers: a preliminary report: Narelle E Shadbolt — Med J Aust 2002; 177 (1 Suppl): S19-S20.
  • The junior doctor in distress: the role of a medical education officer at the systems level: Anne A Martin — Med J Aust 2002; 177 (1 Suppl): S20-S22.
  • The junior doctor in distress: the role of a medical education officer at the individual level: Karen Grace — Med J Aust 2002; 177 (1 Suppl): S22-S24.