The overnight smackdown: avoiding on-call arguments

Baerlocher, Mark Otto
January 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/20/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 2, p252
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's views on late-night on-call arguments at medical institutions. It notes that residents of these institutions were the primary cause of these disputes. The author provides four suggestions on how to avoid late-night disputes which include avoiding hostility when answering a page, clarify the request, avoid sending unpleasant e-mails when the on-call ends and do not tolerate intimidations from another service. He adds the constants he learned in on-call arguments.


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