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The Pitfalls of Victimhood

Published:November 08, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2022.10.022
      Like radiologic images themselves, most situations that radiologists and radiology trainees encounter are subject to interpretation. Suppose a colleague points out a radiologist's interpretive error. The radiologist could respond in different ways. One would be to regard the correction as a helpful learning opportunity that can be used to prevent similar errors in the future. The radiologist could also treat it as a nuisance, a matter of no real consequence, to be quickly forgotten. Another quite different response would be to see it as a personal attack, perhaps another in a long series of attacks to which the radiologist has been subjected.

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