oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Colleagues & substance abuse - what are my ethical responsibilities? : ethics

Volume 25, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



I recently joined a communal, longstanding practice of a well-respected practitioner in a small town. A few months ago, I noticed (and so did several staff members) his increasingly erratic and unprofessional behaviour. When I confronted him about these changes, he claimed that he had been under severe personal and family stress, but everything was coming together. Since our initial discussion things have taken a turn for the worse ... patients have complained about his rude and abrupt manner, he often does not turn up for scheduled patient appointments ... should I report him?

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