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Personal supervision for paediatricians

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  • Mick J O’Keeffe,

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    1. Child Development Unit, Royal Children’s Hospital Health District, Brisbane and
      Dr Mick J O’Keeffe, Child Development Unit, C/- Northwest Community Health Centre, Corrigan Street, Keperra, Brisbane, Qld 4054, Australia. Fax: +61 73335 8713; email: michael_o’keeffe@health.qld.gov.au
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  • Doug C Shelton

    1. Community Child Health, Gold Coast Area Health Service, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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Dr Mick J O’Keeffe, Child Development Unit, C/- Northwest Community Health Centre, Corrigan Street, Keperra, Brisbane, Qld 4054, Australia. Fax: +61 73335 8713; email: michael_o’keeffe@health.qld.gov.au

Abstract

Abstract:  Contemporary paediatric practice includes considerable exposure to complex, chronic problems with prominent elements of social and emotional disruption. The psychological burden placed on paediatricians involved in this type of work is poorly recognised, both during training and beyond. Personal supervision for paediatricians is put forward as a potentially useful process to assist in maintenance of professional standards and personal well-being.

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