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Troubled Doctors: Addiction and Depression in Medicine

Series produced by KUOW

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A look at physican addiction and depression

Statistics show that healthcare workers become addicted and depressed at the same rates as the general population. However, the fiduciary responsibility that a practitioner has to patients is paramount. There is no leeway for impairment when it comes to patient safety. With this in mind, a non?profit called the Washington Physicians Health Program has a mission to help depressed, alcoholic and drug addicted healthcare workers get into treatment. The program will then monitor and endorse a physician's recovery for five years after treatment. Forty?eight states have similar programs, but with a 75% success rate Washington state is considered one of the best.


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  • Added: May 01, 2008
  • Length: 05:19
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  • Length: 06:23
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  • Added: May 01, 2008
  • Length: 06:01
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