Authoritarianism, bullying, and coercion from healthcare leadership are common experiences for healthcare workers. This is utterly unacceptable. If health authority leadership cannot adapt to a more empathetic, caring approach, we need new leadership.
Remove all requirements for healthcare workers to discuss public communications with health authority communications departments. Healthcare workers should be permitted to freely and directly express their concerns regarding systematic issues that are so prevalent today and are resulting in a decreased quality of care for the British Columbians. We must start listening to those that provide care. Listen to what works, what does not, and allow our doctors and nurses to speak to their expertise and experiences.