New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists (NZSA) – Level 1, Central House, 26 Brandon Street, Wellington 6011
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Welfare

The NZSA supports the welfare of Anaesthetists through the Welfare Special Interest Group (SIG), which is supported by the three parent bodies of anaesthesia in Australian and New Zealand: the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) (40%), the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) (50%) and the NZSA (10%). The SIG is provided through the tripartite Anaesthesia Continuing Education Co-ordinating Committee.

Welfare SIG

The Welfare of Anaesthetists Group was formed to raise awareness of the many personal and professional issues which can adversely affect the physical and emotional wellbeing of anaesthetists and intensivists at all stages of their careers.  In 1998 the group became an official Special Interest Group, with ANZCA providing the secretariat.  The group is an informative, educative and referral group; it has no therapeutic role.  To read more and to access resources for wellbeing click here.


WFSA launches welfare document

In 2014 the Brazilian Society of Anesthesiology and the Federal Council of Medicine in Brazil published a well-researched document Occupational Well-Being of Anesthesiologists on the stresses that challenge anaesthetists in their work.  The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthetists (WFSA) has launched an English language version of the book,  which was written by leading academics and practitioners.  We recommend all anaesthetists, their colleagues, partners and managers read this publication for an insight into the pressures of the job and how to manage them.

Dr Ray Hader Trainee Award for Compassion (ANZCA)

Dr Ray Hader was an ANZCA trainee who grew up and lived in Victoria.  He died in 1997 of an accidental drug overdose after a long struggle with drug addiction. To mark the 10-year anniversary of his death, a friend,  Dr Brandon Carp, established an award that promotes a compassionate approach to the welfare of anaesthetists, other colleagues, patients and the community. Read more here.

Medical Protection Society – MPS

MPS is a protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. They protect and support the professional interests of more than 300,000 members around the world. Their benefits include access to indemnity, expert advice and peace of mind. Highly qualified advisers are available to talk through questions or concerns.  Please visit their contact page for more information.

Association of Salaried Medical Specialists - ASMS

ASMS  is a professional association and union representing and uniting doctors and dentists in New Zealand.   To find out more about ASMS click button below.

In August 2016 ASMS released a report on burnout in NZ’s senior medical workforce, which can be read below.

 

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