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International Stress Awareness Day: Share your experiences

To mark International Stress Awareness Day on 1st November 2017, we asked doctors working in Wales to share some of the most difficult experiences of their careers and how they have impacted on them. What followed were some painfully honest and emotional tales that will stay with them forever.

 

Read the blogs here:

 

I was a psychiatry trainee and my patient committed suicide

This doctor was only a few weeks into a psychiatry trainee post, when their patient ended their life. The doctor has decided to remain anonymous to protect the identity of their patient. Read their powerful story.

 

Images of Loss

Dr Iain Robbe reflects on a seemingly normal Saturday afternoon, that ended in the loss of a ten-month old child. Read his emotional and honest account of a story that's stayed with him almost thirty years later.

 

Share your experiences

What are your experiences of dealing with particularly difficult situations within your job? Please share below. If you'd like to contribute to the blog series, email [email protected] We're always on the lookout for real, gritty stories from the front line.

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