If you are subject to mistreatment, or witness mistreatment, in the clinical learning environment:
- Stay calm and if possible tell the person to stop the behaviour. If you are a witness to mistreatment, support the learner who is being mistreated and if appropriate confront the behaviour.
- Leave the situation if you or others are concerned about safety. If necessary call security or 911.
- Talk to someone you trust. This will help you decide what you wish to do next.
- Document what happened from your perspective in as much detail as possible.
- Report your experience to the Office for Respectful Environments through the online reporting tool. If you prefer, you may contact the Office for Respectful Environments directly or any faculty member within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. You can also contact representatives of the WELL Office to discuss reporting options or to book an appointment with a Wellness Consultants/Advisor.
We are grateful to the Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (REDI) in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia for allowing us to duplicate elements of their mistreatment website and reporting process.