Helping impaired physicians is part of our profession’s self-regulatory duty. The goal is to ensure patient safety, help physicians get help, and restore them to practice whenever possible.
The physician response to an incendiary tweet by the NRA last week has been striking. It has led to the hashtag #ThisIsOurLane, as the NRA admonished physicians to “stay in their lane” regarding gun policy. This is a review of the position statement by the American College of Physicians on reducing firearm deaths and injuries that sparked it all.