Journal Article
Study

Talking behind their backs: negative gossip and burnout in hospitals.

Georganta K, Panagopoulou E, Montgomery A. Burnout Research. 2014;1.

This survey study linked negative gossip in hospitals to health care professional burnout and suboptimal patient care. However, it is not clear whether negative gossip is a risk factor for compromised patient safety or a response to an already poor safety culture.