Have You Ever Been Bullied at Work?Created by:
Nearly half of obstetrics and gynecology consultants in the United Kingdom said they were persistently bullied or undermined on the job. While the majority of aggression originated at the top from people like lead clinicians, medical directors, and executives, about 12% of the consultants also complained of “upward bullying” from their juniors. Male and female survey respondents reported feeling pushed around in about equal numbers. As for the perpetrators, about 37% were men and 28% were women.
The most common intimidation behaviors mentioned included persistent belittling of a physician’s work, unjustified criticism, and undervaluing effort. Most of those who reported harassment said their tormentor seemed to act independently but that bullying was common in the workplace.When I was a houseman I remembered been asked by a sadistic registrar to memories the sodum level of all patients in the ward before been allowed to go home. Not surprisingly he got a reprisal from the department head when waves of complaints came in about his behavior. Have you been bullied by your senior?