Burnout, depression, traumatic stress and suicidality among 'at risk' occupational groups

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Emergency first responders (EFRs) and medical workers are at high risk of being exposed to traumatic events in their occupational roles. Responding to critical incidents and medical emergencies often involves exposure to life-threatening circumstances, dealing with fatalities as well as encountering highly stressful situations that may trigger traumatic responses. These experiences can lead to poor mental health outcomes including PTSD and suicidality. Drawing upon multi-method studies with EFRs and medical workers, barriers that prohibit mental health help-seeking are highlighted and evidence based interventions designed to reduce burnout, anxiety, depression, PTSD and suicidality are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2023
Event10th International Family Medicine Conference - Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 31 Oct 20233 Nov 2023
Conference number: 10th


Conference10th International Family Medicine Conference
Abbreviated titleIFM
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
Internet address


  • burnout
  • depression
  • emergency first responders
  • medical workers


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