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In hospitals, a little bit of rudeness can be a very big dealIn hospitals, a little bit of rudeness can be a very big deal:

When someone makes a nasty quip, cuts us off in traffic, ignores our suggestions or takes credit for our work, we get mad, sad and even angry. Rudeness, even just little, can really hurt. We know these reactions can be harmful, both to ourselves and those around us, but recent research suggests that the emotional reactions we have to rudeness tell only half of the story. There are cognitive effects we are not even aware of. In fact, this is what I study – how experiencing rudeness can damage performance by affecting our thinking and decision-making. Read more


A violence prevention program in place at Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill in Kansas City, Mo., is considered a success by several measures.Some Hospitals Boost Health by Preventing Violence:

Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill in Kansas City, Missouri, embeds so-called violence interrupters into its trauma team, whose job is to quell urges of retaliatory violence among shooting, stabbing and assault survivors and the victims’ social circle. The golden hour after a bleeding or injured victim is rushed to the trauma unit is when these nonmedical peacebrokers can make the biggest impact on reducing further acts of violence in the city. Read more


Man having a medical examination via CT scannerTMI in Medicine: the Problem of Overdiagnosis:

You have no symptoms. The doctor suggests running some “routine” tests. Should you go through with them? Or maybe you feel healthy. Then you’re diagnosed with cancer. You might not dream of asking: “What happens if I do nothing?” Read more


Blog_Wachter_HandHygieneThe ‘Must Do’ List: Certain Patient Safety Rules Should Not Be Elective:

The modern patient safety field was built on a foundation of “systems thinking,” namely, that we should avoid assigning individual blame for errors, instead focusing on identifying and fixing dysfunctional systems. While this approach is largely correct and is responsible for many of the field’s successes, it needs to be balanced with a need for accountability. Read more


Stock image of a male doctor with his arms crossed.Misogynistic Doctor Behavior Sparks Ethics Concerns:

“I’ll bet she’s enjoying this,” the surgeon said and winked as he prepped a naked, anesthetized woman for a hysterectomy. The medical student at his side cringed, nervously echoing his superior’s laughter. Later, in a medical humanities class, he declared the surgeon’s behavior “unforgiveable”—and asked the professor if he had ever witnessed anything like that. Read more