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The impaired practitioner - scope of the problem and ethical challenges.
S Afr Med J 2006; 96(10):1069-72SA

Abstract

Practitioner impairment occurs when a physical, mental or substance-related disorder interferes with his or her ability to engage in professional activities competently and safely. The Health Professions Council of South Africa makes reporting of impaired colleagues and students mandatory. The ethical dilemma faced by many colleagues on the issue of reporting an impaired practitioner is that of having to choose between protecting the privacy of the practitioner and the safety of patients. However, medicine as a profession with an acknowledged fiduciary relationship has a clear responsibility to assure the public, and all patients, that its practitioners and institutions are trustworthy. An awareness of and sensitivity to physician vulnerability and early detection and prevention of impairment is important.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Bioethics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Amaboo.Dhai@wits.ac.zaNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17164937

Citation

Dhai, A, et al. "The Impaired Practitioner - Scope of the Problem and Ethical Challenges." South African Medical Journal = Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde, vol. 96, no. 10, 2006, pp. 1069-72.
Dhai A, Szabo CP, McQuoid-Mason DJ. The impaired practitioner - scope of the problem and ethical challenges. S Afr Med J. 2006;96(10):1069-72.
Dhai, A., Szabo, C. P., & McQuoid-Mason, D. J. (2006). The impaired practitioner - scope of the problem and ethical challenges. South African Medical Journal = Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde, 96(10), pp. 1069-72.
Dhai A, Szabo CP, McQuoid-Mason DJ. The Impaired Practitioner - Scope of the Problem and Ethical Challenges. S Afr Med J. 2006;96(10):1069-72. PubMed PMID: 17164937.
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