Published in PLoS Currents Disasters - Coping with Disaster: General Practitioners’ Perspectives on the Impact of the Canterbury Earthquakes
In our recently published research, we found that all GPs reported significant increases in workload raising questions about the need for coordination of locum support. GPs often found themselves working outside their area of accustomed expertise especially in relation to patients needing financial aid. GPs identified a number of coping behaviours though some only in hindsight. Greater awareness of self-care strategies would benefit GPs responding to disasters.