The misuse of alcohol and other drugs by doctors

Forsythe, M. (1998) The misuse of alcohol and other drugs by doctors. British Medical Journal, 316 (7129). pp. 405-406. (Full text available)

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Abstract

Every few days another addicted doctor comes to light in Britain. A report from an alliance of health professional bodies, led by the British Medical Association and published last month,1 highlights the risk posed by such doctors to the general public and calls for better preventive education and awareness. It fails, however, to prioritise the need for improved treatment for addicted doctors.2 This need arises from the special problems facing addicted doctors compared with other addicts and their special treatment needs, which ordinary addiction services do not serve well.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Working group
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 14:16
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 05:08
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24569 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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