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Journal Article

Physician impairment and rehabilitation: reintegration into medical practice while ensuring patient safety: a position paper from the American College of Physicians.

Candilis PJ, Kim DT, Sulmasy LS, et al. Annals of internal medicine. 2019;170:871-879.

Professionals have an ethical responsibility to seek assistance or amend their workload if they are unable to practice safely. This position paper summarizes five areas of focus to ensure physicians regain skills to practice safely after recovering from impairment. The authors highlight the need for the development of best practices to address these situations and encourage maintaining physician well-being as a professional priority.