Hospitalists ID Unprofessional Physician Behaviors

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media , June 15, 2012

"People often say the more clinical work you do the more burned out you will be. It turns out that actually in our studies the people that had less clinical time were more likely to engage in behaviors of making fun of people. We found an inverse relationship."

Arora says the findings suggest that clinicians put a premium on maintaining good personal relationships with colleagues.

"Contrary to popular belief those physicians who are doing more clinical time actually were less likely to report unprofessional behavior in certain domains," she says. "Whereas if you don't do a lot of clinical work and your primary job is research or administration, maybe you are more likely to fall into the environment of making fun of people in the workplace."


John Commins is a senior editor with HealthLeaders Media.

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1 comments on "Hospitalists ID Unprofessional Physician Behaviors"

wilson wares (6/15/2012 at 2:53 PM)
This article is amazing. Thanks for pointing out the fact that Doctors are people too and how we need to make sure we continue to strip away their professionalism under the guise of being unprofessional. It would be nice to see a study on how the administrators behave and feel towards the physicians when the physicians are not around.




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