Posted on January 28, 2021
Doctors' Health NT in 2020 connected with a number of doctors working in remote areas of the NT as part of a peer support initiative funded by the NT PHN/NT Workforce prompted by the impact of COVID-19.
From this initiative a number of remote doctors sought ongoing support and connected with other areas of the program, as well this response prompted the Doctors' Health NT program to design a more regular support session and now wish to trial this with interested remote doctors.
Sessions commence on Wednesday 17th February – 6pm to 7.30pm - Initially continuing fortnightly for 6 sessions, final session on 28th April (Attendance at each session is encouraged but not essential)
It is FREE to join – please register your interest by Friday 12th Feb, 2021.
*A certificate of attendance can be provided upon request*
Sessions will include current or past challenges you have experienced as a result of working remotely in the NT. Examples of challenges could include:
Challenging interactions with patients, families, or practice staff
- Dealing with Indigenous cultural issues and/or culture shock
- Reduced specialist support
- Work/life balance
- Burnout and/or its prevention
- Wellbeing strategies
- Personal issues such as feeling isolated from a support network
- Limited access to food and supplies