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oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - The impaired clinician and the health and wellness of practitioners in anaesthesia and critical care : letter to the editor

Volume 19, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2220-1181

 

Abstract

Within the medical fraternity as a whole, but particularly within the fields of anaesthesia and critical care, the use of the term impaired, when referring to colleagues, engenders thoughts of a severely incapacitated state either induced by alcohol and/or drug addiction or severe physical or psychological affliction, that places both the patient and clinician at significant risk of injury or death.

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2013-01-01
2017-03-25

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