New RCP code of conduct aims to challenge #MeToo behavioursBMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k4678 (Published 06 November 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4678
- Jacqui Wise
- London, UK
The Royal College of Physicians has published a new code of conduct to make explicit the behaviours that are expected from members and fellows in an effort to tackle matters raised by movements such as #MeToo.
The 10 point code says doctors should treat others with respect and consideration and recognise and value diversity and individual differences. It says doctors should recognise they hold a position of authority and be mindful of the impact of their behaviour on patients, junior staff, and other healthcare professionals. It is particularly aimed …