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A pilot study of bullying and harassment among medical professionals in Pakistan, focussing on psychiatry: need for a medical ombudsman
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    The pendulum could swing the other way: underperforming doctors are left alone

    To the Editor: Harassment and bullying are unacceptable in any workplace, let alone the health professions whose calling purportedly subscribe to healing, compassion and humanity. The highly publicised examples of sexism and exploitation serves notice to perpetrators fuelled by the perverse incentive of hierachical authority gradients. It goes without saying that we need a paradigm shift in standing up to the inertial s...

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    Cannot agree more than this title. This "Live and Let die" attitude is probably highest amongst doctors, whether in academic or non academic set up. You send a manuscript for publication; You will find a jealous reviewer colleague (often donot even know you personally, but have competing interest) will turn it down as "reject" only to publish his similar work in a short time by clever means of planted peer review. So, "o...

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    A write up in the form of a filler by an anonymous author in BMJ1 describes with reference to an Italian philosopher who constructed a scale looking at existence of professional jealousy in different professions and finding doctors among the top two, second after the actors. Doctors have this reputation since a long time and most common presentation is by regarding each other as ‘quacks’. The famous ‘Dr.Alabone’ case as na...

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