Attitude to Colleagues

  title={Attitude to Colleagues},
  author={David Mendel},
  • David Mendel
  • Published 1984
  • Psychology
  • People who have some characteristic in common feel more secure if they band together, and they derive innocent, if not very sophisticated fun from deriding anyone who is outside the group. This schoolboy humour must not be allowed to spread to the consulting room. ‘Well, you know what surgeons are like’ may evoke contented smiles at the Physicians’ Committee, but it will chill the blood of a patient who is about to be operated on. 

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