This section provides links to scholarly articles on issues related to doctors’ health and wellbeing. Only publications that are publicly available are listed here.


Recent Publications


Giroldi E, Freeth R, Hanssen M, Muris JWM, Kay M, Cals JWL. Family Physicians managing medical requests from family and friends. Ann Fam Med. 2018; 16(1):45-51.

Burridge LH, Winch S, Kay M, Henderson AJ. Building compassion literacy: Enabling care in primary health care nursing. Collegian. 2017; 24:85-91.

Winch S, Henderson AJ, Kay M, Burridge LH, Livesay GJ, Sinnott MJ. Understanding compassion literacy in nursing through a clinical compassion cafe. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2014; 45(11):484-6.

Goiran N, Kay M, Nash L Haysom G. Mandatory reporting of health professionals: The case for a Western Australian style exemption for all Australian practitioners. Journal of Law and Medicine. 2014; 22:209-220.

Kay M. Do we over dramatize Family Physicians burn-out? Yes. Canadian Family Physician. 2012; 58(7):730-2.

Kay M, Mitchell G, Clavarino A, Frank E. (2011) “Developing a framework for understanding doctors’ health access: a qualitative study of Australian GPs.” Australian Journal of Primary Health;18:158-65.

Kay M, Mitchell G, Clavarino A. What doctors want? A consultation method when the patient is a doctor. Australian Journal of Primary Health. 2010; 16(1): 52-59  –

Kay M, Mitchell G, Clavarino A, Doust J. Doctors as Patients: a systematic review of doctors’ health access and the barriers they experience. British Journal of General Practice. 2008; 58(552): 501-508.

Kay M, Del Mar C, Mitchell G. (2005) Does legislation reduce harm to doctors who prescribe for themselves? Australian Family Physician. 2005; 34(1/2): 94-96.

Kay M, Mitchell G, Del Mar C. (2004) Doctors do not adequately look after their own physical health. Medical Journal of Australia; 181(7): 368-370.

Other Articles of Interest


Kay M, O’Dwyer S, Cooke G, Fergusson L. My Health: A Doctors’ Wellbeing Survey 2016. Brisbane: Medical Employment and Workforce Planning Unit, Metro South Hospital and Health Service, 2016.