From the Blogs — Curing the Toxic Culture: First, Honor Thy Patient

May 31, 2017

From the Blogs — Curing the Toxic Culture: First, Honor Thy Patient

Blogger Harrison Reed offers solutions to curing a toxic healthcare workplace, beginning with how clinicians interact with patients, in the In Practice blog.

Following up on a previous post about the negative effects of a toxic healthcare workplace culture, blogger and physician assistant Harrison Reed returns to offer practical solutions in this week's In Practice post. These focus on setting a standard for respectful treatment of patients, including calling them “Sir” or “Madam” until directed otherwise, assuming they are listening at all times, and explaining medical jargon when communicating with them.

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