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Rapid response to:


Confronting unprofessional behaviour in medicine

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 07 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k1025

Rapid Response:

Ingrained , normalsied, unprofessional "professional" behaviour

I wonder if the current lack of response to this article may infer the complicity of many doctors in what has up to now been ingrained, normalised acceptable “unprofessional” professional behaviour. Bullying, intimidation, and sociopathic behaviour, has been entrenched within the profession with peers and colleagues standing aside and through their own inaction, also too sadly therefore becoming “part of the problem”.

To make a concerted change to this becoming unacceptable “unprofessional” behaviour may require a me too hashtag change of mindset by the profession. as a whole.

Competing interests: No competing interests

26 March 2018
David Ansell
Medical Research
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