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Workplace Violence. Demonstrations of temper that impact work performance and general well-being within the hospital workplace
Pages 8 (2008 words)
Dr. X was observed in the OR throwing a medical instrument under the terms of his anger. This action is a representation of a violent action that was predicated by abusive language in the form of profanity and displays of anger.
Other members of the surgical team, primarily the scrub tech, was observably upset by the actions and lack of restraint shown by Dr. X in regard to his emotional state. Upon approaching the Director in regard to this behavior, it was revealed that this form of violence was common for Dr. X and the hospital has been allowing the behavior to continue without intervention. The Director made the comment “Oh, that is common behavior for Dr. X. We just ignore it and Dr. X will forget all about it by tomorrow”, which indicates that the issue is centered on how Dr. X feels about the event rather than on how the rest of the staff is affected by his actions. Purpose The purpose of this report is to explore the ways in which this type of incident can be avoided in the future, both in direct relation to Dr. X and in relation to the behaviors and reactions of the entire staff. Guidelines about what is and what is not permitted where behavior and emotions are concerned will help to outline how this type of incident can be avoided in the future. ...
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