In 1978, the Tennessee Medical Association (TMA) Board of Trustees established a committee for the purpose of offering professional assistance to physicians suffering from chemical dependence, mental or emotional illness. In 1992, the TMA transferred oversight and management of the program to the Tennessee Medical Foundation (TMF).
Saving Lives. Saving Careers.
We expect a lot from our physicians. They are constantly under pressure to perform and when making decisions that will affect the health and well-being of their patients, there is no room for error.
However, physicians are human too. The difference is when physicians suffer from mental, emotional or addictive challenges, it not only jeopardizes their careers and their personal lives-it also poses a serious threat to patient safety. read more...