MJA: Bullying and harassment in the medical profession

7 Sep 2015

The 17 August 2015 issue of Medical Journal of Australia focuses on bullying and harassment in the medical profession, and features a range of articles on this topic, including an editorial urging all medical practitioners to accept responsibility for the culture and reputation of the profession and work to create environments and relationships in which respect is the dominant quality.

The AMA has made an extensive submission to the Expert Advisory Group (EAG) on Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment, which was established in April this year by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) to deal with concerns of unacceptable behaviour in the health sector. The AMAs submission focuses on target areas such as the working environment, training and education, mentoring and role models, the elevation of more to women leadership roles, policies, complaints processes, and reporting.

Read the AMA submission

Read the Medical Journal of Australia 

The RACS EAG is expected to deliver its report on 10 September 2015.