Bullying In The Medical Profession???
This post follows up on my most recent offering, in which I described the legal travails a Neurologist had with her (former) group practice. Today’s post is actually a related one, and describers the multifarious, non-physical ways in which senior physicians, a.k.a. those in “power,” can kick around their junior colleagues. Little things, like hellacious schedule assignments, failure to provide needed psychological support, etc.
Bottom Line. I would like to promise you that I will be off this run of dark posts soon, but I am not sure that is a promise that I can deliver on. See, the more I read, the more I am convinced that medical professionals, who are our customers AND our care providers for heaven’s sake, are increasingly in a bad way. Maybe it is just disgruntled physicians who are writing all of these troubled posts I am reading, but I don’t think so.
I don’t believe that any of this is good for the medical profession, and I do believe that anything that is bad for doctors is bad for our business.
Anybody have any ideas as to what we should be doing here?