04-11-2005, 01:10 AM #1
- Join Date
- Mar 2005
What are your views on this? If you know of a fellow doctor who you know has done something wrong, what would you do?
Also what would you do if you SUSPECT what another doctor have done something wrong? Would you get involved? Not?
Also in both cases what do you think you are likely to do if they happen to be your friend?
04-11-2005, 02:19 PM #2
well i would probably talk to someone in my own peer group and listen ot what they hav to say, then i would talk to a senior collegue, then i would confront the person so that i am acting in the best interest of the patientSoon to be 1st yr medic at Birmingham!
05-11-2005, 12:22 AM #3
Ah, we touched on this in a professionalism meeting recently.
There were a few differing opinions but I feel the correct approach would be to contact the individual and voice your concerns and urge them to report the incident to a superior making them aware that you would consider it your duty to report the matter otherwise.
You should also offer your support and empathy. There maybe some issues in the person's life you don't know about and the doctor may need support.
I think it's important to realise making mistakes is to be expected during your medical career and that reflection and self appraisal are an important part of your growth as a medic.
You have a duty of care to both the patient and your colleague, but protecting patients is a priority.