Is there etiquette in an emergency?
It is natural to want to help others however, various factors hold us back. After numerous witnesses reportedly failed to respond to a crime, a series of ‘emergencies’ were staged (1968), which demonstrated that the greater number of people present, the less likely they are to respond. The phenomenon of assuming someone else will help is known as the bystander effect, and has implications when it comes to medical emergencies. If someone requires an ambulance, single yourself out to make the call; it’s one of the best things you can do to for the wellbeing of others.