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Counselling aids burnt-out doctors

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Burn-out and sick leave among doctors can be significantly reduced by short-term counselling, according to a study published on bmj.com.

Doctors and GPs are known to suffer high rates of depression and suicide, and there have been calls for intervention before problems interfere with patient welfare.

Dr Karin Ro and colleagues in Norway have examined the reduction in emotional exhaustion after one year in 227 burnt-out doctors who took part in voluntary counselling.

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