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toxic culture
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Surgeons take a scalpel to their own toxic culture

An independent report commissioned by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) released yesterday has found bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination are commonplace in the culture of surgeons. Apologising and committing to genuine…
symptom of dysfunction
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Like a 'cancer' of the workplace, bullying is a symptom of dysfunction

Over a decade ago now, I read a research article that called bullying the “cancer” of the workplace. I’ve been wondering since then whether bullying is really serious enough to warrant that language - and what can be done about it. There…
Stop trainee doctors
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Let’s stop the bullying of trainee doctors – for patients' sake

Kimberley Ivory, University of Sydney and Karen Scott, University of Sydney Size matters. At least, that seems to be the media’s belief when it comes to analysing social problems. The grimmer the stories, the uglier the experience, the…