Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Threats to the Learning Environment

Mistreatment:  this is behavior that is directed at a medical student.  

Examples: 

·      Public Humiliation 

·      Threat of or actual physical harm 

·      Being required to perform services unrelated to patient care 

·      Being subjected to unwanted sexual advances 

·      Being subjected to offensive remarks 

·      Receiving lower grades or evaluations based on gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation 

  

Hostile Learning Environment:  this is behavior directed at others, including patients, staff and fellow students.  

Examples: 

·      Witnessing disparaging speech and/or nonverbal communication about an individual. This includes humor that belittles or demeans an individual or group. 

·      Witnessing shouting or displays of temper. 

  

Unsafe Patient Care Practices:  these are behaviors that put patients safety at risk.  

Examples: 

·      Witnessing errors that result in injury. 

·      Witnessing behavior directed at healthcare providers which affect the quality of patient care. 

  

*These are meant to be examples and not an all-inclusive list. If you aren’t sure, it’s better to confidentially report possible threats than to keep it to yourself.
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Mistreatment:  this is behavior that is directed at a medical student.  

Examples: 

·      Public Humiliation 

·      Threat of or actual physical harm 

·      Being required to perform services unrelated to patient care 

·      Being subjected to unwanted sexual advances 

·      Being subjected to offensive remarks 

·      Receiving lower grades or evaluations based on gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation 

  

Hostile Learning Environment:  this is behavior directed at others, including patients, staff and fellow students.  

Examples: 

·      Witnessing disparaging speech and/or nonverbal communication about an individual. This includes humor that belittles or demeans an individual or group. 

·      Witnessing shouting or displays of temper. 

  

Unsafe Patient Care Practices:  these are behaviors that put patients safety at risk.  

Examples: 

·      Witnessing errors that result in injury. 

·      Witnessing behavior directed at healthcare providers which affect the quality of patient care. 

  

*These are meant to be examples and not an all-inclusive list. If you aren’t sure, it’s better to confidentially report possible threats than to keep it to yourself.