Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/576060
Title:
Physician, heal thyself
Authors:
Hardiman, Ann Marie
Publisher:
Irish Dental Assocation (IDA)
Issue Date:
Aug-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/576060
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The Practitioner Health Matters Programme, launching this September, aims to support and care for dentists and other health professionals who may have a substance misuse problem or mental health issue. Formerly the Sick Doctors Scheme, which supported doctors for over 25 years, the new Programme has been updated to reflect international best practice in practitioner health, and for the first time is also open to dentists and pharmacists. Dr Íde DeLargy, a GP based in Blackrock in Dublin, is Clinical Lead for the new Programme, having been involved with the Sick Doctor Scheme since 2008. She explained the particular issues that affect health practitioners. "Doctors, dentists and pharmacists are very slow to come forward to declare that they might have a problem with mental health issues and alcohol or substance issues. Therefore, what we find is that they present very late and usually in crisis." Key to overcoming this reluctance, says Dr DeLargy, is the promise that they will receive a high standard of care, coupled with complete confidentiality, and the reassurance that regulatory bodies will remain at arm's length for those who engage with the Programme
Keywords:
DENTISTS; MENTAL HEALTH; ADDICTION

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHardiman, Ann Marieen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-28T11:39:14Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-28T11:39:14Zen
dc.date.issued2015-08en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/576060en
dc.descriptionThe Practitioner Health Matters Programme, launching this September, aims to support and care for dentists and other health professionals who may have a substance misuse problem or mental health issue. Formerly the Sick Doctors Scheme, which supported doctors for over 25 years, the new Programme has been updated to reflect international best practice in practitioner health, and for the first time is also open to dentists and pharmacists. Dr Íde DeLargy, a GP based in Blackrock in Dublin, is Clinical Lead for the new Programme, having been involved with the Sick Doctor Scheme since 2008. She explained the particular issues that affect health practitioners. "Doctors, dentists and pharmacists are very slow to come forward to declare that they might have a problem with mental health issues and alcohol or substance issues. Therefore, what we find is that they present very late and usually in crisis." Key to overcoming this reluctance, says Dr DeLargy, is the promise that they will receive a high standard of care, coupled with complete confidentiality, and the reassurance that regulatory bodies will remain at arm's length for those who engage with the Programmeen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Dental Assocation (IDA)en
dc.subjectDENTISTSen
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTHen
dc.subjectADDICTIONen
dc.titlePhysician, heal thyselfen
dc.typeArticleen
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