There are certain standards of professional behavior, that physician’s practice in their relationship and conduct other physicians. These behaviors are not considered to be medical ethics issues. A physician expects his/her phone calls to a fellow physician be taken promptly and be seen equally promptly when visiting a physician’s office. This extension of courtesy exists since physicians are often consulting about patients with other physicians.
Ethical issues arise when one physician overlooks the medical deficiencies of another physician.
Q-11 A third-year surgical resident is concerned with the conduct of the senior surgeon in the operating room. The surgeon uses lengthy and outdated techniques resulting in greater post-operative pain and extended recovery times. He makes inappropriate jokes about the patients that which bothers and intimidates the nurses. Given the level of hierarchy, the resident is reluctant to discuss the matter with the surgeon or relay his conduct to higher authorities. But he feels that he must somehow improve the situation for all involved parties.
A-The resident has an ethical duty to disclose the unethical behavior, however he is still a physician in training, and he should discuss this with a senior physician.
B-The resident must have a discussion with the senior surgeon, if not successful, he should then report his behavior to the hospital administrators.
C-The resident should appoint the anesthesiologist to report the surgeon.
D-The anesthesiologist should appoint an assisting nurse to discuss the case with senior surgeon