Ethics opinion : the practitioner in need of care

Show simple item record Lindeque, B. Gerhard 2012-09-18T06:54:52Z 2012-09-18T06:54:52Z 2012-08
dc.description.abstract The generally used way of defining impairment when referring to medical practitioners is the inability to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety for patients. This may be due to progressive physical or mental illness of the practitioner, loss of motor skills, deterioration through ageing or excessive use or abuse of alcohol or drugs, be it high schedule medication or illicit drugs (AMA 2011, Dhai 2006). It is important to note that the entire projection of the statement is towards the patient, care of the patient and safety aspects of the patients. A practitioner who may be impaired would internalise the dilemma but the reality is that the interest of the patient is paramount and that dictates the dealings with the practitioner. en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Lindeque, BG 2012, 'Ethics opinion : the practitioner in need of care', Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 29-30. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1029-1962
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher In House Publications en_US
dc.rights In House Publications en_US
dc.subject Ethics en_US
dc.subject Impairment en_US
dc.title Ethics opinion : the practitioner in need of care en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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