"If we work in an environment where we are kind, tolerant and respectful of each other, we will in turn be more humane to our patients. Young doctors will be nurtured in a system that is steeped in kindness and compassion and they in turn will become sound clinicians who resonate the same values."
-Dr. Dharmaraj Karthikesan,
Blog: Dear doctors, be kind to each other
As we celebrate the holiday season and look to a new year of promise and potential, I would ask each of you to read this blog post and reflect on how, together, we can address the issue that is raised about doctor-to-doctor relationships. The challenge of respectful actions and communication is linked with patient outcomes and personal/family/team health.
Each of us bears a responsibility for action. No one is immune to this issue - inside and outside medicine - as evidenced by what we read and see daily.
Make understanding and action on this issue a New Year's resolution that carries forward throughout your career.