I was amazed at this doctor's theory and what they found in the O.R. Would like to hear your thoughts.
Survive Your Doctor: The Junkie in the O.R. - MSN Health & Fitness
Nov 21, '06
[s] oncologists trying to save dying patients are far more stressed and carry painkillers in their pockets all day, but don't have nearly the addiction rate[/s]
never seen an oncologist with a pain killer in their pocket---only prescription pad. while an anesthetist does have drugs in their hands daily.
well noted by both professional asociations risk of addiction is higher.
addiction key concepts
american society of anesthesiologists
brochure: "chemical dependence in anesthesiologists: what you need to know, when you need to know it
...in anesthesia training programs in the united states, the disease appears at a rate of about 0.5 percent per year of all personnel in those programs.
janssen pharmaceutica website
inservice: “unmasking addiction: chemical dependency in anesthesiology”
could my colleague be a drug addict?...
narcotic and/or ethanol abuse: 10-13% of anesthesiologists
- 4% of docs,
- but 12% of docs in treatment for substance abuse
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Nov 21, '06