AMA Queensland Resident Hospital Health Check Survey Results

9 Jun 2016

In March 2016, the AMA Queensland Council of Doctors in Training (CDT) conducted a Resident Hospital Health Check Survey with interns, junior house officers (JHOs) and senior house officers (SHOs) across Queensland. The survey domains included hospital culture, access to annual and professional development leave, education, bullying and harassment, and overtime. Responses were received from 16 per cent of the approximately 2,200 interns, JHOs and SHOs working in Queensland. In respect of bullying and harassment it found that over 33 per cent of all respondents have experienced bullying or harassment from another staff member this year. Every hospital surveyed reported bullying. Sixty-four per cent of those bullied or harassed were females. Only 26 per cent of those being bullied felt empowered to report it. Forty per cent of all respondents had witnessed another colleague being bullied.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the AMA Queensland CDT Resident Hospital Health Check Survey in greater detail, please email cdt@amaq.com.au and a member of their team will get back to you.

Read the published report