Substance use in anaesthesia practitioners in South Africa

  • L Dannatt University of Cape Town
  • J Hoare University of Cape Town
Keywords: substance use, anaesthesia practitioners, South Africa

Abstract

The mental health of medical professionals has garnered increasing attention in recent years. Areas of concern have included the increase in suicide, burnout and the prevalence of common mental disorders such as anxiety, depression and substance use. Most research has been conducted in high-income countries with less data from low-and middle-income countries such as South Africa. Given that South African doctors face unique personal and professional challenges, further investigation into mental disorders, including substance use, is warranted.

Author Biographies

L Dannatt, University of Cape Town

Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town and Department of Psychiatry, Groote Schuur Hospital, Western Cape, South Africa

J Hoare, University of Cape Town

Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town and Department of Psychiatry, Groote Schuur Hospital, Western Cape, South Africa

Published
2019-12-04
Section
Editorial