I’m currently reveling in the amazing event that is Surgical Education Week, and I promise a blog post generated from my experiences here sometime next week.
In the meantime, here’s a link to what I talked about today- the effects of disruptive surgeon behavior, and how those exposed to it cope. This merely skims the surface of the work that Will and I have done in this area, and I hope it will give you some food for thought. Of course, the question that underlies all of this work is what do we do about it. My response? Team training, conflict styles education, and zero-tolerance policies. Quite frankly, it’s beyond time for a culture change.