There are still plenty of remnants of physician disruptive behavior evident in our organizations dr norman reynolds’ article on the topic in the journal of medical regulation is a good starting point for the interested and offers a broad overview.
The american medical association (ama), through its council on ethical and judicial affairs, supports the designation of “disruptive physician” as a potential disciplinary mechanism it has defined two distinct forms of physician behaviors (inappropriate and disruptive) upon which such actions can be based. Disruptive physician behavior, including discussion of the causes and contributing factors, strategies to manage such behavior, construction of medical staff policies, appropriate and inappropriate use of the disruptive label, and prevention although not a diagnosis, the disruptive label is useful in screening for disruptive physician behaviors.
The center for disruptive physicians is a rallying point, a resource center, a support organization for any medical professional who finds him- or herself in the midst of an unfair and bad faith attack by unethical, malicious peers. 3) the disruptive physician toolkit - how to raise your concerns and avoid being labeled the disruptive physician label is often a consequence of a monumental clash between a the communication style of a physician and that of an administrator. Addressing disruptive behavior in a relaxed, informal setting with either the medical staff executive or in conjunction with a physician mentor is most likely to result in a desirable outcome the degree and pattern of behavior may be a predictor for a positive outcome.
Medical director the joint commission while most care providers, particularly physicians, adhere to the highest professional standards of behavior, a small number do not, and some recurrently display disruptive or intimidating behavior. 1) disruptive physician labeling is incredibly common as survey results from our physician community attest 2) everyone loses when this happens the administration, the physicians and the patients.
In his extensive research, he found many articles addressing physician disruptive behavior what was missing was the perspective from a practicing surgeon and what it feels like if you have to go through the process of being termed a disruptive physician tm.