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Coping with stress
  1. David Bartram

    David Bartram graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1988 and has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for the past 16 years. He is also engaged in academic research, with the School of Medicine, University of Southampton, into mental health and wellbeing in the UK veterinary profession. He is a Samaritans volunteer.

  2. Dianne Gardner

    Dianne Gardner is a senior lecturer in the School of Psychology at Massey University, New Zealand, and has a professional interest in occupational stress and psychological wellbeing at work. She has investigated levels and sources of work-related stress and the social support used to manage it in the veterinary profession in New Zealand.


DAVID Bartram and Dianne Gardner give an overview of various approaches to coping in stressful situations, and describe a framework of practical and straightforward steps to assist effective coping.

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