Bullying of Caregivers and Victims
The physical, emotional, and social bullying of both caregivers, patients, and their families is surprisingly frequent. Read More
Bullying and workplace violence in healthcare is 4-5 times as frequent as other industries. Sixty percent the calls on general bullying hotlines are from nurses, yet they represent only 1% of the population. Patients and families are experiencing increasingly abusive treatment. The problem of sexual harassment in the entertainment and media industries seen in the MeToo Movement is very similar in the phenomenon in healthcare: cover up behaviors by leaders, and the weaponization of public relations and media to craft damaging narratives about targeted caregivers, patients, and their families.
Real or Alleged Academic Fraud
There is an epidemic of academic fraud ranging from research falsification, fabrication, and un-declared conflicts of interest to peer-reviewed personal “hit pieces”. Read More
Government studies reveal an explosion in publication and research falsification, fabrication, and plagiarism. More than 65% of journal retractions are due to outright fraud. The NIH has identified an enormous problem with undeclared financial interests of clinical leaders leading to a wave of resignations. Academics have long hidden their conflicts by stating that their organization has reviewed their financial disclosures. Healthcare business competitors such as consultants create false narratives to discredit their market opponents using business and peer-reviewed and pseudo-peer-reviewed medical blogs. The governance leaders need personal accountability for the integrity and accuracy of their publications.