Perfectionism in doctors.
"People who are perfectionists strive for flawlessness, set excessively high standards of performance, and tend to be overly critical of their behaviour. Perfectionism can have some important benefits—not least, attention to detail, a deep sense of responsibility, and maintenance of high standards. It could be asked, “Would patients want anything less?” There is continuing debate about whether perfectionism is “good” or “healthy,” with the understandable view from the medical profession and the public that perfectionism is an essential driver of high quality patient care. But herein lies the rub: current pressures to do more, faster, and with fewer resources all militate against …"