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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The Rush To Find JCAHO Consistent Programs For Disruptive Physicians

The Sentinel Event Alert provides eleven steps to curb disruptive behavior. These include providing education and training about professional behavior and appropriate interactions with coworkers, creating accountability for maintaining appropriate behavior, establishing a zero tolerance policy for disruptive behaviors (and a means for enforcing this policy), and crafting nonconfrontational methods for reporting and addressing inappropriate behavior.

Many Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations were quick to establish and implement the new JCAHO standards long before the January 2009 deadline.There are three pioneer organizations with extensive experience providing assessment and intervention for "disruptive physicians". These organizations are: The PACE Program at the University of California School of Medicine (San Diego), The Distressed Physician Program at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and Anderson & Anderson, A.P.C., Executive Coaching/Anger Management Program for disruptive physicians (Los Angeles).

The programs at both the University of California and Vanderbilt University are both full through July of 2009. Both programs limit enrollment to 8 participants per class. These classes are only available four times per year. As a result of the rush to find resources for disruptive physicians, Anderson & Anderson has increased its Professional Coaching staff to respond to nationwide requests for on-site Executive Coaching for mandated or volunteer physician referrals.

Anderson & Anderson has made requests to JCAHO and the American Medical Association to establish a list of credible providers nationwide that would help protect physicians and Healthcare Organizations from the new Cottage Industry of unqualified charlatans attempting to profit from this oversight.

George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF, CEAP
Diplomate, American Association of Anger Management Providers
Anderson & Anderson®, The Trusted Name in Anger Management


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