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Journal Article > Commentary
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; ACP Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee. Ann Intern Med. 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.
Legislation/Regulation > Sentinel Event Alerts
A follow-up report on preventing suicide: focus on medical/surgical units and the emergency department.
Sentinel Event Alert. 2010 Nov 17;(46):1-4.
Suicide among hospitalized patients remains an under-recognized never event, as it has ranked among the most common sentinel events reported to The Joint Commission over the past decade. While specialized psychiatric units are designed and staffed to minimize suicide risk, emergency departments and general medical wards are not, and prior research has shown that a significant proportion of inpatient suicide attempts occur in these settings. This Sentinel Event Alert reviews risk factors for inpatient suicide, and delineates prevention strategies hospitals can use to minimize risk. A case of an inpatient suicide attempt on a general medical ward is discussed in this AHRQ WebM&M commentary.