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Altering workplace attitudes for resident education (A.W.A.R.E.): discovering solutions for medical resident bullying through literature review

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Education, April 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Altering workplace attitudes for resident education (A.W.A.R.E.): discovering solutions for medical resident bullying through literature review
Published in
BMC Medical Education, April 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12909-016-0639-8
Pubmed ID
Authors

Heather B. Leisy, Meleha Ahmad

Abstract

Physicians-in-training are challenged every day with grueling academic requirements, job strain, and patient safety concerns. Residency shapes the skills and values that will percolate to patient care and professional character. Unfortunately, impediments to the educational process due to medical resident mistreatment by bullying remain highly prevalent in training today. A PubMed literature review was undertaken using key terms to help define resident mistreatment by bullying, determine its prevalence, identify its potential causes and sequelae, and find suggestions for changing this detrimental culture of medical training. We identified 62 relevant articles. The most frequently noted form of mistreatment was verbal abuse, with the most common perpetrators being fellow physicians of higher hierarchical power. Mistreatment exists due to its cyclical nature and the existing culture of medical training. These disruptive behaviors affect the wellbeing of both medical residents and patients. This article highlights the importance of creating systems that educate physicians-in-training about professional mistreatment by bullying and the imperative in recognizing and correcting these abuses. Resident bullying leads to increased resident stress, decreased resident wellbeing as well as risks to patient safety and increased healthcare costs. Solutions include education of healthcare team members, committee creation, regulation of feedback, and creation of a zero-tolerance policy focused on the health of both patients and residents. Altering workplace attitudes will diminish the detrimental effects that bullying has on resident training.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 78 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 14 18%
Other 11 14%
Student > Postgraduate 10 13%
Student > Master 10 13%
Unspecified 8 10%
Other 25 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 37 47%
Unspecified 13 17%
Psychology 10 13%
Social Sciences 5 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 5%
Other 9 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 38. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 September 2019.
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#463,269
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#37
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Education
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