Two Minutes: What’s the Risk? Physicians Under Pressure: Friendships and Distractions

Dr. Stephen Dallas two minutes: what's the risk friendships and distractions

Patients may desire a social relationship beyond the boundaries of professionalism with their physician. But social interactions are distracting, and may cause a medical error to occur.

In “Physicians Under Pressure: Friendships and Distractions,” the latest short video (1 minute, 59 seconds) on our Risk Resource Department’s YouTube channel, Stephen Dallas, MD, MA, says—besides a brief greeting—he advises physicians keep relationships in the exam room professional and leave social interactions outside.