As a College of Specialist Medical Leaders RACMA takes very seriously the issue of doctors’ wellbeing. Staff wellbeing is an absolute essential for patient safety and quality of care. Having psychological safety for all staff is key to building resilient health teams and improving the services we deliver to our communities.
We are extremely concerned that situations such as that described in the recent publicity of a negative and damaging pre-vocational doctor’s experience and that instances such as this appear to persist within our health systems. One of our key advocacies as a Specialty College is protecting and addressing health risk for doctors. RACMA and its members does not tolerate behaviours in the health system which allows or encourage the practice of any form of discrimination, harassment, coercion, taking advantage or bullying that threaten the wellbeing of any medical practitioner.
The full statement is available here: https://racma.edu.au/about-us/governance/position-statements/doctors-wellbeing/
Author: Felicity Gallagher
19th March 2019
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