This chapter discusses personal survival strategies for a palliative care specialist working in a National Health Trust (NHS) Acute Trust setting in Great Britain. It explains that palliative care specialists have significant rates of depressive illness because of the sorts of people who enter the specialty. This chapter provides strategies for dealing with and coping with specific problems and challenges in the workplace. It suggests that personal survival is crucial to effective working and cultivating skills that one needs in order to preserve health and well-being.
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