Year: 1986 Source: Journal of the National Medical Association, v.78, no.10, (October 1986), p.925-930 SIEC No: 19910472

Discusses the factors contributing to the unique position of the impaired Black health profession in American society. These factors include the small number of Black health professionals, overt & covert racism & differences in Black & White substance abuse & suicide patterns. It is concluded that bias-free investigations are needed to provide more information on ethnic differences so that impaired health professional programs may give more appropriate treatment. (35 refs.)