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Are we really 'resilient', or are we just overexploited?


My father was a 'single-handed' GP (now retired). When I reflect back over the years that he worked as a lone GP (we lived next to the surgery) I can now recognise the effects of the pressures and workload had on him and his family which came to a head when my mother died of cancer. His years of 'resilience' and 'coping strategies' crumbled and he eventually had to see his own GP but it was something he never wanted to admit to or talk about at the time.

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30 Jan 2015

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