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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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There are several ethical principles to consider related to dealing with potentially impaired health care providers. Although the APA (2010) combines the principles of beneficence and nonmaleficence, traditional biomedical ethics parses them into two separate principles (Beauchamp & Childress, 2009).

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