© 1983

The Impaired Physician

  • Stephen C. Scheiber
  • Brian B. Doyle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Emotional Problems of Physicians: What Are They?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephen C. Scheiber
      Pages 3-10
    3. Carol C. Nadelson, Malkah T. Notman
      Pages 11-25
    4. David W. Preven
      Pages 39-47
  3. Medical School and the Impaired Physician

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Brian B. Doyle, David W. Cline
      Pages 51-67
    3. Stephen C. Scheiber
      Pages 69-74
    4. Carol C. Nadelson, Malkah T. Notman, David W. Preven
      Pages 75-93
  4. Prevention and Treatment of the Impaired Physician

  5. Special Problems in Treating Physicians

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Carolyn B. Robinowitz
      Pages 137-144
  6. The Impaired Physician

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Carolyn B. Robinowitz
      Pages 147-156
    3. Jolene K. Berg, Judith Garrard
      Pages 157-166
  7. Recommendations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167

About this book


The Oath of Hippocrates, administered to generations of physicians as they embark on their profession, begins: "I will look upon him who shall have taught me this art even as one of my parents. I will share my substance with him, and I will supply his necessities, if he be in need. " Despite that solemn promise, we have too often ignored or neglected the physician in trouble. Even if we could put aside the human concerns of one physician for an impaired colleague (can our profession truly permit that?), we must concede that our society can ill afford it. This book, which has been assembled and edited by Stephen C. Scheiber and Brian B. Doyle, may be a lifesaver for the doctor in trouble and will be a health­ saver for the population of our country. A land which decried the lack of physicians a quarter century ago and spent the vast resources to double the number of graduates in medicine, cannot permit a tenth of all doctors to be out of commission. That would be a large, and for the most part preventable, addition to the cost of health care in America. In this book, Scheiber and Doyle have gathered the expertise of many psychiatrists who are knowledgeable about the impaired physi­ cian.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen C. Scheiber
    • 1
  • Brian B. Doyle
    • 2
  1. 1.Health Sciences CenterUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.School of Medicine and Health SciencesGeorge Washington UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Impaired Physician
  • Editors Stephen Scheiber
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-41081-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4684-4306-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4684-4304-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 211
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Clinical Psychology
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