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A survey of workplace bullying of psychiatric trainees in the West Midlands

  • Imthiaz A. Hoosen (a1) and Rhiannon Callaghan (a2)
Abstract
Aims and Method

A postal survey was conducted to ascertain the prevalence of bullying behaviour experienced by psychiatric trainees in the West Midlands. Questionnaires were sent to 232 junior doctors, 76% of whom responded.

Results

In the preceding year, 47% of trainees had experienced one or more bullying behaviours. Only 46% reported that they knew whom to contact if they were bullied. Foreign doctors were significantly less likely to take action when bullied than local doctors.

Clinical Implications

Workplace bullying is commonly experienced by psychiatric trainees and other junior doctors in the National Health Service. This behaviour could have adverse effects for both the individual and the employer. To tackle this problem, awareness needs to be raised, and action is required at a number of levels.

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A survey of workplace bullying of psychiatric trainees in the West Midlands

  • Imthiaz A. Hoosen (a1) and Rhiannon Callaghan (a2)
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