wall of silence
A popular phrase for the general unwillingness of physicians to report misconduct, incompetence, substance abuse, and other breaches of professionalism committed by colleagues.
Bringing unethical colleagues to public attention can cost a physician his or her job; because no one likes a “snitch”. Make sure you have a job, hospital, or even country to go to before you commit the “folly” of doing the right thing. I could
tell you stories
Synonym Don’t ask—don’t tell