Journal Article
Commentary

Professionalism lapses and adverse childhood experiences: reflections from the island of last resort.

Williams BW. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 2019;94:1081-1083.

Root causes of failures can exist at the system, equipment, and individual level. This commentary explores how negative family experiences can affect physician responses to complex, stressful situations. The author suggests that education and awareness programs to address disrespectful physician behavior take childhood experiences into account.