Physicians and Substance Abuse
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The paper evaluates a research article that was developed to understand the role of external intervention in the substance abuse of physicians in different specialties. The paper explains that for many physicians, job stress becomes too great to bear and therefore there is a greater likelihood of substance abuse, requiring support and intervention from external sources.
From the Paper:"Today's medical experts often possess many serious issues of their own doing, which may interfere with their ability to practice medicine in an acceptable manner if these issues are ignored for any length of time. For physicians, the intense pressures of this highly stressful and demanding career often affect the ability to act professionally and to share knowledge with others in the field, which may ultimately compromise their patient's care and well being. Therefore, in some cases, when a substance abuse problem is detected in a practicing physician, it is necessary for them to seek professional support in order to better manage their problems through outside intervention, as well as to limit the interaction performed with patients in the process."
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Physicians and Substance Abuse (2005, December 01) Retrieved May 26, 2013, from http://www.academon.com/article-review/physicians-and-substance-abuse-84655/
"Physicians and Substance Abuse" 01 December 2005. Web. 26 May. 2013. <http://www.academon.com/article-review/physicians-and-substance-abuse-84655/>