Tag Archive for ‘physician health’

Silent no more: Intimate partner violence and our surgical colleagues

This article focuses on IPV and explores the unique features of surgeons and surgical culture that may perpetuate silence and stigmatize IPV.

A look at The Joint Commission

Recommendations pour in as surgeons navigate COVID-19 pandemic

Suggestions for implementing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 recommendations for patients and visitors as well as health care personnel are the focus of this month’s column.

A look at The Joint Commission

Improving professionalism among physicians and surgeons

Strategies for monitoring and minimizing stressors that can lead to unprofessional behavior are outlined in this month’s column, including promoting peer accountability and support.

A look at The Joint Commission

Joint Commission resources available to detect, prevent workplace violence

The Joint Commission’s Workplace Violence Prevention Resources, including assessment tools to recognize aggressive patient behavior, are outlined in this month’s column.

violence prevention in the health care workplace

Joint Commission issues alert on violence prevention in the health care workplace

Factors associated with health workplace violence, including understaffing and unrestricted public access to hospital rooms and clinics, are summarized.

Workplace bullying is a real problem in health care

This month’s column underscores the challenges related to bullying and workplace violence and its effect on patient care.

Adverse behaviors and their effect on credentialing and licensure

This article outlines steps for physicians who have lost their credentials and licensure to reinstate themselves as productive members of the medical community.

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