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This eLearning screencast discusses the DeSTRESS project, which was set up to understand the challenges facing GPs who see patients with mental distress relating to poverty. The screencast explains some of the evidence linking poverty to poor mental health and discusses some of the difficulties that GPs may face when dealing with such patients. It then goes on to give some consultation tips that we can use and ways to make a small difference from one consultation to the next. Finally it reminds us that we are human too and that we need to look after ourselves in order to be able to help our patients.
An educational grant was received from the University of Exeter for the production of the screencast. Editorial and content decisions were made solely by the RCGP.
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