The Academy of Medicine of Malaysia wants the HWCITF to extract and analyse the survey responses of 25,000 medical practitioners and also to produce detailed qualitative analysis of the 14,000 pages of comments received for practical recommendations.
HWCITF’s 162-page report fails to confirm if workplace bullying is a real problem faced by junior doctors, lacks personal stories, and makes sweeping recommendations without providing data or evidence.
In HWCITF’s poll, 23% of supervisors or managers in MOH admit committing workplace bullying; of the nearly 4,700 self-confessed bullies, 20% say they engage in severe bullying. Housemen and junior MOs (grade 41-44) only comprise 11% of total respondents.
HWCITF’s 23-page survey with 44 questions on health care work culture requires Google sign-in, email add, grade, state, work facility type, tenure, age, gender, marital status, and ethnicity, besides asking supervisors to admit if they’ve bullied others.