Article offers leaders tips to encourage employees to speak up

Health care leaders play a critical role in creating a culture of psychological safety that encourages staff to speak up when faced with a patient safety concern, according to a recent article in the Health Care Management Review. The article explains how leaders can enhance safety among teams and model information sharing leading to improvements in patient safety and quality of care. However, fear of criminal liability in the wake of the RaDonda Vaught trial could prevent clinicians from reporting medical errors and reduce opportunities for learning, according to a recent commentary in Hospital Topics. (AHRQ Patient Safety Network article, 8/3/22)