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Vet Rec. 2010 Apr 24;166(17):518-23. doi: 10.1136/vr.b4796.

Interventions with potential to improve the mental health and wellbeing of UK veterinary surgeons.

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University of Southampton, Royal South Hants Hospital, Brintons Terrace, Southampton SO14 0YG. d.bartram@soton.ac.uk

Abstract

The proportion of UK veterinary surgeons who die by suicide as opposed to other causes is approximately four times that of the general population, and around twice that of other healthcare professionals. Recent research suggests that veterinary surgeons report high levels of psychological distress. This paper proposes a portfolio of evidence-based interventions, for both organisations and individuals, which have the potential to improve mental health and wellbeing in the veterinary profession.

PMID:
20418512
DOI:
10.1136/vr.b4796
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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