Archive for July 2008

Joint Commission Alert: Stop Bad Behavior among Health Care Professionals

Rude language, hostile behavior threaten safety, quality. Media Contact:    Ken Powers Media Relations Manager 630-792-5175 kpowers@jointcommission.org (OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. – July 9, 2008 ) Health care is a high-stakes, pressure-packed environment that can test the limits of civility in the workplace. A new alert issued today by The Joint Commission warns that rude language and…

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Psychiatric Assessments for Disruptive Physicians, A Risk for Non-Impaired Doctors

JCAHO standards for physicians make a clear distinction between “disruptive physicians”, psychiatrically impaired physicians, substance abusers and/or sexual abusers. Unfortunately, some resources for “disruptive physicians” demand that all participants undergo a formal psychiatric examination whixh includes projective tests. While assessments for all of the above issues may be necessary, the mental health assessment should be…

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