TITLE

Talking over patients: sTOP

AUTHOR(S)
Flegel, Ken
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/6/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 10, p1388
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the customary talking over different issues of medical personnel, which is overheard by patients. He contends that such behaviour of medical professionals is rude, unethical and hurtful to those overheard it, particularly patients who feel very dependent on others. He asserts that talking over patients is unethical and it violates the clinical ethics and autonomy principle. He adds the behavior is unprofessional because the circumstance is an unacceptable time and place.
ACCESSION #
31772483

 

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