Phoenix Australia has developed some resources to support GPs working within bushfire-affected communities.
General Practitioners have an important role in supporting those impacted by the bushfires, both in the immediate and longer term. Most people recover from the impact of disasters, but most of those who do seek help, initially present to their GP. We also recognise that working in disaster-impacted communities can be personally and professionally challenging, as well as mentally and physically exhausting, so self-care is also a priority.
Below, we have compiled a range of resources informed by best practice to support GPs in their work with bushfire-impacted individuals.