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Disruptive Behavior: The Imperative for Awareness and Action 

Disruptive Behavior: The Imperative for Awareness and Action
Disruptive Behavior: The Imperative for Awareness and Action

Sheri A. Keitz

and David J. Birnbach

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date: 05 December 2020

Misbehavior and disruption in the operating room are an all too common problem. Disruptive behaviors have been observed and experienced by all members of the operating room team, and these behaviors need to be addressed in a timely and appropriate fashion. Sometimes, hospital administrators and hospital leadership know about these problems but do not act, and thus they may be complicit in allowing these problems to continue. This chapter reviews the potential reasons for disruptive behavior among nurses and physicians and provides explanations for organizational reluctance to deal with disruptive behaviors, as well as recommendations to address these issues effectively.

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