The role of professionalism and self-regulation in detecting impaired or incompetent physicians

Wynia, M.K.
Submitted: July, 2010

There is solid evidence that some physicians are unprepared or unwilling to report their impaired or incompetent colleagues, which proves that this aspect of self-regulation is imperfect. Calls for more education, improved socialization into the norms and obligations of professionalism, and better protections for whistle-blowers should