Surgeons and Professionalism: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go
Surgeons are famously decisive, assertive, and confident. Unfortunately, we also often have a reputation for being blunt, harsh, and unprofessional. Unprofessional behaviors are unacceptable, and we believe that they are a symptom of surgeon distress and burnout. Unprofessional behaviors should be prevented, but equally importantly, so should the stressors that drive them. This is critically important for the future of our profession.