Physician Mental Health Conference (NEW)

14 October 2020 | Gallagher Convention Centre

Theme: Healing the healers – A call to action

13 - 15 October 2020

Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Physician Mental Health Conference NEW

Depression, burnout and suicide occur at higher rates in the medical profession than in any other field. A large percent of healthcare professionals are clinically depressed and some even commit suicide. Yet, due to mental health stigma in the workplace, healthcare workers are reluctant to disclose their mental health struggles to their supervisors. They fear that disclosure may impact their job security, performance appraisals, career growth, and even loss of their license.

For the first time at Africa Health, we will bring you a one-of-a-kind platform to discuss the management of stress, burnout and anxiety within the healthcare workforce. Our speakers will deliver strategies to help healthcare organizations de-stigmatize this disease among its workforce and help create programs to assist physicians or nurses who struggle with the any one of the mental disorders. In an effort to promote dialogue, we will incorporate scientific knowledge, pragmatic and experiential knowledge of front-line healthcare workers and administrators. This is not to be missed!

Key topics:

  • Physician dysphoria
  • Mental health among physicians: Impact on service delivery
  • Connecting leadership & workplace mental health
  • Coaching - Tools for dealing with chronic stressors within your practice
  • Panel discussion: Can the wellness movement lead to healing?

Benefits of attending:

  • Discuss the mental health issues faced by Physicians in their practice
  • Devise strategies to deal with mental health issues within the practice
  • Understand the impact of mental health on patient service delivery
  • Boost leadership engagement in mental health strategies
  • Strengthen strategies for the ongoing management of workplace mental health
  • Discuss wellness strategies to cope with stress

Who should attend:

  • Hospital Management – C-Level and Mid-Tier Management (HoDs, CMOs, Chief of staff, Human Resource Directors etc.)
  • Nursing Supervisors & Educators
  • Physicians

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