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Almost all of the stresses that physicians and their families incur are covered in this book. The collection consists of 19 chapters by 23 authors and is subdivided into sections on typical, impaired, and minority physicians. The book presents a unique variety of often personal accounts of the development of a physician from medical school through retirement.
The chapters on suicide, alcoholism, and drug addiction are the most comprehensive and contain many practical guidelines for the management of impaired physicians. The chapter on substance abuse contains an excellent review of intervention programs for impaired physicians that deals thoughtfully and sensitively
The Physician: A Professional Under Stress.. Ann Intern Med. 1983;99:425. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-3-425_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(3):425.
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