The Physician Lifeline - May 2009

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The Physician Lifeline - May 2009
Patient and Physician Safety I have often heard comments that the medical boards are concerned only about patient safety while the Physician Health Programs are concerned only about protecting physicians. Throughout the year, I have learned that these are not exclusive concerns but are
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The Physician Lifeline - November 2008

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The Physician Lifeline - November 2008
Hello, Friend: My name is [Fill in your name, here], and I am an addict. My name can definitely go in this blank. I became addicted to the prescription sleeping medication AmbienTM in the late 1990s. I had developed a peculiar obsession with getting “enough” sleep, and believed that the slogan “better living through chemistry” (the slogan of the DuPont Corporation in the late 1960s) applied especially well to me! I thought Ambien made me perform better, because after using it, I slept...
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The Physician Lifeline - September 2008

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The Physician Lifeline - September 2008
I have had many discussions with administrators and chiefs of staff since the last issue appeared on disruptive physician behavior. One concept that seems to be most troubling is the “lack of insight” the physician displays when confronted about their behavior. This is a type of denial that is often associated with chemical dependency. However, this is also one of the unique characteristics of personality disorders.
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