As part of Mental Health Month, Dental Central is focusing on mental health. In this episode Emily and Matt are joined by Professor Marie Bismark – a doctor, psychiatry trainee, lawyer and researcher with qualifications in bioethics and public health, and one of Australian Financial Review’s Top 100 Women of Influence in 2019.
We dive into:
The experiences of health care workers during the pandemic, detailed in Marie’s book ‘Experiences of Health Workers in the COVID-19 Pandemic – in their own words.’ The importance of recognition for health care workers The impact of the ‘health care heroes’ label Mental health findings during the pandemic Ahpra complaints/notifications and the impact on practitioner wellbeing Mental health and mandatory notification Note: some listeners might find some of this content difficult or confronting. If it does cause distress, there are support services available, including:
Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636 Lifeworks - 1300 361 008 Dental Practitioner Support - 1800 377 700 And don’t forget to go back and listen to some of our previous episodes.