PHYSICIANS behaving badly

June 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/17/2008 Supplement, p8
Academic Journal
When a physician fails to function well within a collaborative environment that includes his or her medical colleagues and other health care professionals, these associates may avoid contact with that physician. The result can be a delay in decisions about patient care, or even more adverse consequences. Collaborative care teams collapse under the strain of mistrust, lost respect and miscommunication, and either the offending physician or his or her exasperated colleagues exit the team.


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