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Healthcare professionals: Sharing criticisms about your colleague is more serious than you think
 

Healthcare professionals: Sharing criticisms about your colleague is more serious than you think

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Trust is the core element in the relationship between healthcare professionals and other staff that make up the medical team. In fact, service and professional survival rely on good relationships between colleagues.
 
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8 Nov 2016 - General
 
Yes. What you all have commented are true. Whenever we make conflicts with the others, we have to make them where there are no third party around. If the third party is patients, It is not good to continue whatever the argument we do because they will get us wrong. And one other thing. Once we make a conflict, we must go to an end of it right after it because if it takes so long to go to an end, the ward stuff will get into a trouble. So I think criticism of the co workers in the health sector i...
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Rajinda Asalage As you told working as a doctor is dealing with health of public and where we found conflicts, discussions and etc with colleagues and other HCPs. But I am not getting why should we do for our survival. A bad senior does bad to his juniors. If he is doing it for survival then his senior does the same for him. Then his colleagues will not talk to him. A bad employ try to make bad. If he may survive...
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Working as a doctor is different from other occupations. In other occupations we find lot of criticisms, arguments, fights and conflicts. But as far as you do not make such occasions as a doctor, you can survive in your unit. Once I remember that one of my senior doctors had a conflict with his co worker. He criticized his co worker so badly in front of others. After that they never talked to each other. We have to understand one thing that it is true the ideas might not match with each other. I...
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There is that saying "if you have nothing nice to say don't say anything at all." Criticisms are definitely detrimental. We are social beings and it is somewhere in our nature to gossip. Gossip makes light of situations especially when working in the health field where we are surrounded constantly by morbidities and mortalities. We are professionals so it would be best to just keep those negative criticisms to ourselves...unless it is constructive and there is true benefit in doing...
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Joseph Msiska Dear Joseph, you did a good job for not only for him but also to society. He may have a teacher in his college but you became a teacher in his practical professional life. A student with a medical degree not enough to serve patient, he who having practical experience and exposure can judge better. You know you have not saved one life you have saved many lifes by locking door. He learned a lesson fr...
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Better to be frank than hide behind a curtain. How i wished we were all taught by the same teachers with the same experience. When i was a clinical student we could be assigned to various departments at several referral hospitals. this time around we were allocated to the OPD injection room. One of our classmates run would always sneake out of his allocation site because he did not like it and would join us there. Each time he gave an injection he would send a patient into anaphylactic shock and...
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Its really dangerous when you give somebody gives negative comments about the work performance of a colleague. Unfortunately, even you say this to your closest friend in the hospital, somehow, news would still get around. I would actually classify this as gossiping, and if nothing good will come out of it, its better not to say anything at all. Its always better to check one's personal performance before criticizing another. Perhaps if you are a senior consultant or if you have a subordinate...
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Jemelyn Mae Sodusta A good question you raised about that why not deal directly. The man who is coward and jealous can performs this type of activities moreover man attractive towards negative things rather than positive things. Negative gossiping here are there happening in between family members, friends and in professional life too. Social media gossiping is just for their website publicity which makes many r...
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Negative criticisms is way way too different from constructive criticisms. From the word itself, negative, your being opinionated and everything you said against that person is based from your emotions and feelings. While constructive is when you are presenting the mistakes done and giving the person an opportunity to correct it. Negative criticism can be acknowlegde as gossipping. This is indeed detrimental to the persons involved especially to the victim. That is the main reason why social med...
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I recently blogged about this, "Dealing With Bullies and Gossips". It happens a lot, in and out of the medical field. When I was in College it was awful. Anyway, since I am in private practice, I hardly encounter this but when I started working in a multi-specialty clinic, I entered a world I was not prepared for so it was quite difficult at first---culture shock, I guess, because I had been in such a bubble for awhile. People love to talk about people... it gives two or more people a ...
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