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Whose responsibility is it to address bullying in health care?

Carlasare LE, Hickson GB. Whose responsibility is it to address bullying in health care? AMA J Ethics. 2021;23(12):e931-e936. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2021.931.

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February 9, 2022
AMA J Ethics. 2022;23(12):E931-936.

Disrespectful behavior detracts from the work culture needed to provide safe care. This commentary discusses a case involving disrespectful behavior toward a surgical resident that resulted in lack of the raising of a concern. The piece examines the role teams play in enabling poor behavior and their responsibility to address each situation as a component of a safety culture.