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Journal Article

An act of performance: exploring residents' decision-making processes to seek help.

Jansen I, Stalmeijer RE, Silkens MEWM, et al. Med Educ. 2021;Epub Feb 5.

Research on medical resident help-seeking behaviors has tended to focus on the relationship between residents and their supervisors. This study explored how the workplace environment and interprofessional team characteristics influence residents’ decisions to seek help. Three workplace factors influenced their decisions: a safe learning environment, relationship with their supervisors, and approachability of team members. Supervisors should have regular conversations with residents about factors that negatively impact their help-seeking behaviors.