Albert Einstein - one of the greatest minds of our time - is credited with this quote.

How often do we hear someone say "he's an idiot" when someone writes a prescription incorrectly, asks a question that you think is common knowledge, or fills a prescription wrong? Just because someone doesn't speak your version of the "healthcare language" doesn't mean that they are an idiot.

Yes, there are many less than optimal practitioners in healthcare which is why it takes a team to treat a patient and also why multidisciplinary teams are so important. Everyone takes a little ownership in the health care cycle.

But bashing someone else who is trying to do their job does not make for a positive work environment. By being positive, helpful and constructive, we can create a thriving working environment that delivers the best care to our patients.

WellnessJoanna Simmon