Can You Speak Out Without Getting Fired or Being Labeled a Troublemaker?

Meyer, H.
Submitted: April, 2013

Physicians often see problems at their workplaces relating to patient quality of care, financial practices, mistreatment of staff, and other issues. But as more doctors take jobs as employees of hospitals, medical groups, and other large organizations, they increasingly face the same dilemmas as millions of other working stiffs. When they come across actions or policies that they don’t think are right, they have to decide whether it’s worth it to speak out and get labeled as a troublemaker — or perhaps even get fired.

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