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dc.contributor.authorAjaz, Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorDavid, Ren_US
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Den_US
dc.contributor.authorSmuk, Men_US
dc.contributor.authorKorszun, Aen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-06T11:01:41Z
dc.date.available2016-02-01en_US
dc.date.issued2016-04en_US
dc.date.submitted2016-04-27T14:12:51.884Z
dc.identifier.issn2056-4694en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/12190
dc.description.abstractAims and method We used an online questionnaire to investigate medical students' perceptions of the apparent hierarchy between specialties, whether they have witnessed disparaging comments ('badmouthing' or 'bashing') against other specialists and whether this has had an effect on their career choice. Results In total, 960 students from 13 medical schools completed the questionnaire; they ranked medical specialties according to the level of badmouthing and answered questions on their experience of specialty bashing. Psychiatry and general practice attracted the greatest number of negative comments, which were made by academic staff, doctors and students. Twenty-seven per cent of students had changed their career choice as a direct result of bashing and a further 25.5% stated they were more likely to change their specialty choice. Although 80.5% of students condemned badmouthing as unprofessional, 71.5% believed that it is a routine part of practising medicine. Clinical implications Bashing of psychiatry represents another form of stigmatisation that needs to be challenged in medical schools. It not only has an impact on recruitment into the specialty, but also has the wider effect of stigmatising people with mental health disorders.en_US
dc.format.extent97 - 102en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofBJPsych Bullen_US
dc.rightsCC-BY
dc.titleBASH: badmouthing, attitudes and stigmatisation in healthcare as experienced by medical students.en_US
dc.typeArticle
dc.rights.holder© 2016 The Authors
dc.identifier.doi10.1192/pb.bp.115.053140en_US
pubs.author-urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27087996en_US
pubs.issue2en_US
pubs.notesNot knownen_US
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry/Blizard Institute
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry/Blizard Institute/Centre for Primary Care and Public Health
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry/Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry/Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine/Psychiatry
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/REF
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/REF/REF - SMD - Blizard
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/REF/REF - SMD - Wolfson
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
pubs.volume40en_US


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