When it comes to the behavior of physicians, the lines between what’s appropriate, what’s merely inappropriate and what is genuinely disruptive are not always easy to draw. Here’s how the Model Medical Staff Code of Conduct, developed by the Organized Medical Staff Section (OMSS) of the American Medical Association, explains [...]
When a physician engages in disruptive behavior, defined by the AMA as “verbal or nonverbal conduct that harms or intimidates others to the extent that quality of care or patient safety could be compromised,” the ripple effect of the behavior can be extreme and the results quite dire, according to studies.1
When Physicians Lash Out Medicine is a high-pressure environment. It’s also an ongoing-learning environment where more experienced physicians are expected to show younger colleagues best practices and share their expertise with colleagues in allied fields, like nursing. Sometimes the high-stakes, high-speed, life-or-death [...]
New Clinical Leads I am I am very excited to introduce two new Clinical Leads, Gary Barnes and Stephanie Sherman, who are joining our Physician Intervention team! Our Physician Intervention program supports physicians who are struggling with performance and/or disruptive behaviors, so they can regain their well being. As [...]
Parenting Are you having challenges with parenting? Do you struggle with setting boundaries for your children? Do you have doubts about your abilities to raise a successful child? Here are 10 ways your VITAL WorkLife EAP (Employee Assistance Program) can support you as a parent.
Children get their news from many sources and these are not always correct. How do you talk about bad news, and listen to your children’s concerns in times of crisis?
Our thoughts go out to the victims and survivors of the mass shooting at the Route 91 Country Festival in Las Vegas. It is difficult — if not impossible — to understand what would compel someone to cause such devastation to so many innocent people — and we may never truly know the reasons why. Witnessing a traumatic event — [...]
The Nurse Narrative We all have a story about a nurse who has been there for us during a time of great emotional distress at some point in our lives. Not only do they do the dirty work of changing bed pans and cleaning up vomit, they ensure we get the correct medications and set up our aftercare plans as well as providing us [...]
The VITAL WorkLife Wheel of Well Being is a tool used to evaluate distinct areas of life and build overall well being through improving each dimension of well being. Your overall well being is made of multiple dimensions. Relational Well Being is one of the dimensions contributing to your holistic health; you cannot achieve [...]