The Pilot-Patient and Mental Health

Daniel Danczyk, Steven I. Altchuler, Lawrence Steinkraus

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Abstract

The recent crash of an airliner in the French Alps drew attention to the critical importance of the mental health of pilots and the key role physicians play in determining whether a pilot is fit to fly. This article reviews Federal Aviation Administration regulations and guidelines for making that determination and discusses the role of both the aviation medical examiner and the community physician in caring for pilots. It also offers community physicians tips for building solid relationships with pilot-patients so as to ensure they receive the best care possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-39
Number of pages3
JournalMinnesota Medicine
Volume98
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Aviation
Mental Health
Physicians
Physician's Role
Coroners and Medical Examiners
Guidelines
Pilots

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Danczyk, D., Altchuler, S. I., & Steinkraus, L. (2015). The Pilot-Patient and Mental Health. Minnesota Medicine, 98(6), 37-39.

The Pilot-Patient and Mental Health. / Danczyk, Daniel; Altchuler, Steven I.; Steinkraus, Lawrence.

In: Minnesota Medicine, Vol. 98, No. 6, 01.06.2015, p. 37-39.

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Danczyk, D, Altchuler, SI & Steinkraus, L 2015, 'The Pilot-Patient and Mental Health', Minnesota Medicine, vol. 98, no. 6, pp. 37-39.
Danczyk D, Altchuler SI, Steinkraus L. The Pilot-Patient and Mental Health. Minnesota Medicine. 2015 Jun 1;98(6):37-39.
Danczyk, Daniel ; Altchuler, Steven I. ; Steinkraus, Lawrence. / The Pilot-Patient and Mental Health. In: Minnesota Medicine. 2015 ; Vol. 98, No. 6. pp. 37-39.
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