n South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - 'Colleague bashing' is unprofessional behaviour : opinion

Volume 19, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0038-2329
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Professionalism is recognised as fundamental to medical practice, yet it is challenging to teach. What all students learn formally must be complemented by their latent experiences in clinical practice. Disrespectful language towards colleagues or patients is a major source of distress for medical students, and clinical teachers must promote professional behaviour.

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