- 2 years ago
Dr. Gordon Atherley, [email protected], holds the British equivalents of the North American MD and PhD degrees, and LLD, Honoris Causa. He highlights his own experience of bullying within a Canadian organization focused on mental illness. The bullying caused harm and loss to many people who were associated with the organization, who depended on it, or who trusted it. He believes that the bullying reflected Narcissistic personality disorder, as defined by various expert organizations. He analyzes his own experience of being bullied by a healthcare professional and says why he advocates for high-quality research. He details challenges created for family caregivers and their family members, and the supports that they need. He says what more he’d like to do and see done, and by whom, to promote prevention of bullying by healthcare professionals and support for people who are bullied. He shares his message for people who have been bullied by healthcare professionals.