impaired health care provider

A physician or health care worker whose ability to function in his usual role has been reduced or otherwise compromised by various internal—e.g., mental or physical illness—or external—e.g., major life event—forces

impaired health care provider

A physician or health care worker whose ability to function in his usual role has been reduced or otherwise compromised by various internal and external forces. See Impairment. Cf 'Handicapped' health care provider, 'Incapacitated' health care provider.
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There are several ethical principles to consider related to dealing with potentially impaired health care providers.

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