Friday, March 6, 2009

Physicians in need of help

There is a high incidence of psychiatric problems in the medical community. Physicians may have a difficult time finding help. There are a variety of reasons for this, the most common of which is that the sources of help may all involve people the physician knows personally.

In BC we have something called the "physician health program", which is a resource especially for physicians in need of help. Here is the website:

Hopefully other communities have similar programs.

If a hospital admission is needed, it may be desired to arrange this in a different place, if privacy or confidentiality issues are major concerns.

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