Workplace bullying: Part 1

  • Half of Australian junior doctors face workplace bullying
  • Many fear of repercussions of speaking up
  • Generational change needed

Despite changes in what behaviour society will and won't tolerate in the workplace, many junior doctors still face bullying by their peers and supervisors.

Bullying is so widespread that it has been described by Dr Alex Markwell, former chair of the AMA council of doctors in training, as an entrenched aspect of training in the Australian medical profession.

“In [the council’s] role as advocates of doctors in training, we’ve