sick doctor

sick doctor

A term for a medically-qualified doctor who suffers from one or more psychological problems directly or indirectly related to the practice of medicine.

Sick doctor problems
• Alcohol and substance misuse/addiction;
• Anxiety and emotional exhaustion;
• Depression and suicidal ideation;
• Eating disorders;
• Panic disorder;
• Phobias;
• Post traumatic stress disorder.
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Even then, I am thankful that the PTI health minister's brother called and because of that my brother got bed in ICU," the brother of the sick doctor said.
The sick doctor signed it so he must have come in while he was off.
SICK doctor Clifford Ayling has been given a pounds 250,000 pension, even though he was jailed for abusing women patients.
The sick doctor was suffering from the effects of his addiction to the painkiller pethidine when he was called to Susan Orlinski's home following the premature birth of her son Christian.
By the mid 1970s, the sick doctor was in search of the next perverted high and discovered it in the callous killing of his trusting patients - most of them female.
German student Markus Pissarek, who reported Buchan to the General Medical Council, said his life was "turned upside-down" after the sick doctor indecently assaulted him in 1998.
A SICK doctor airlifted to safety from the South Pole in a tiny plane arrived safely in Chile last night.
A FLIGHT crew was yesterday making last minute preparations for the daring rescue of a sick doctor in the South Pole.
Previously, the government had said it would only have enough to treat two sick doctors.
LIBERIA will soon receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug and give it to two sick doctors, making them the first Africans to receive some of the scarce treatment in a spiralling outbreak.
But two days later her parents, John and Morven, were told to say goodbye to their only child, as she so sick doctors did not expect her to live.
This means A&E s are not only having to find staff to do the work of these sick doctors the staff then find themselves doing shifts too, " he said.