Bullying in Medicine

Bullying in Medicine

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Bullying in the medical profession is common, particularly of student or trainee doctors. It is thought that this is at least in part an outcome of conservative traditional hierarchical structures and teaching methods in the medical profession which may result in a bullying cycle. According to Field, bullies are attracted to the caring professions, such as medicine, by the opportunities to exercise power over vulnerable clients and over vulnerable employees.Bullying can significantly decrease job satisfaction and increase job-induced stress; it also leads to low self confidence, depression, anxiety and a desire to leave employment. Bullying contributes to high rates of staff turnover, high rates of sickness absence, impaired performance, lower productivity, poor team spirit and loss of trained staff. This has implications for the recruitment and retention of medical staff.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Typpress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136260867
  • 9786136260860