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Episode 177 – Rudeness breaks teams

In this episode: This week’s paper aims to explore the impact of rudeness on the performance of medical teams. Jon shares: as a clinician, he thinks a lot about the function of a system to optimize the quality of patient care and prevent error, and, as an educator, he often thinks of how to effectively teach and structure patient encounters for learners to facilitate their acquisition of knowledge and experience – he’s aware that with improved experience, learners can provide better care. However, he admits he has never given serious attention to the psychology of team performance on patient outcomes – this paper changes all that!
Authors: Riskin A, Erez A, Foulk TA, Kugelman A, Gover A, Shoris I, Riskin KS, Bamberger PA.
Journal: The Impact of Rudeness on Medical Team Performance: A Randomized Trial. Pediatrics. 2015 Sep;136(3):487-95.
Length: 20:10 min

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About KeyLIME

Key Literature in Medical Education (KeyLIME) is a weekly podcast produced by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  Articles that are important, innovative, or will impact your educational practice are discussed.

How do you keep up-to-date with the medical education literature?  How do you find the important articles, let alone have time to read and critique them?  In clinical medicine, the number-needed-to-read (NNR) is 14. You would need to read 14 articles from one of the top 20 clinical journals to find one methodological sound, clinically important manuscript! The NNR for medical education has not been calculated, but it’s likely as daunting.

KeyLIME does the work for you.  In each episode our hosts discuss, in about 10 minutes, the key points of a medical education article.

The KeyLIME podcasts are not specialty-specific. Listeners gain the advantage of hearing about valuable research that is published outside of top medical education journals or their own specialty-specific publication. In addition, each podcast earns listeners MOC credits under Section 2!

KeyLIME, the number-needed-to-listen is one.


The papers reviewed by KeyLIME are as eclectic as the medical education literature itself.

Articles are identified through:

  • a regular systematic scan of MEDLINE using the CanMEDS Roles as keywords
  • automated searches of the table of contents of the KeyLIME journal collection, which includes journals from clinical medicine, medical education, general education, and beyond…
  • key publications submitted by listeners

Articles are tagged for inclusion in the KeyLIME database. Articles are selected for a key review based on:

  • clinical importance
  • educational impact
  • methodological innovation

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Northern Seaside by Motorama / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Additional Voice Over work by Jessica Séguin


The opinions and views expressed in the Key Literature in Medical Education podcast are not the views of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. They belong solely to the individual reviewers.

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