Stress management issues in general practice

Yarker, Joanna; Lewis, Rachel
July 2009
General Practice Update;Jul/Aug2009, Vol. 2 Issue 7/8, p13
Trade Publication
Understanding what stress is and how to manage it is of growing importance for GPs. Increasingly, patients are both presenting to and seeking advice from GPs with work-related stress. Furthermore, the incidence of stress reported by GPs is rising due to increasing demands placed upon practices in the form of increased targets and administration, and reduced resources. This article provides an overview of the UK position on stress and a critique of the common causes and approaches to stress management.


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