Adding kindness at handover to improve our collegiality: the K‐ISBAR tool

Shyan Lii Goh
Med J Aust 2019; 211 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50241
Published online: 15 July 2019

To the Editor: I refer to the opinion piece by Brewster and Waxman.1 The authors defined collegiality as “a work environment where responsibility and accountability are shared by colleagues, with mutual respect”. However, in a health care setting, professional competency and patient safety are paramount; medical collegiality is desirable, but should not trump these goals. Collegial courtesy can compromise good patient care, despite concerns of competency in clinical judgement or skills.

  • Northmead, NSW


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