Why being rude to your doctor is a bad idea
New research suggests patients should avoid being rude to doctors and nurses who treat them in hospital.
A study of intensive care units has found criticising doctors and nurses while they’re caring for you or a loved one increases the risk of potentially catastrophic errors.
Professor Amir Erez from the University of Florida has told Ross and John rudeness affects a person’s cognitive system.
‘What we found was rudeness affects your cognitive system,’ he said.
‘You can’t think properly and you’re not even aware of it.’
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