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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Rudeness

EM Topics - March 8, 2017 
Ref. Pediatrics 2017;Jan 10. pii: e20162305. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-2305. [Epub ahead of print]
"CONCLUSIONS:
Rudeness has robust, deleterious effects on the performance of medical teams. Moreover, exposure to rudeness debilitated the very collaborative mechanisms recognized as essential for patient care and safety. Interventions focusing on teaching medical professionals to implicitly avoid cognitive distraction such as CBM may offer a means to mitigate the adverse consequences of behaviors that, unfortunately, cannot be prevented."