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In the wake of hospital inquiries : impact on staff and safety

Dunbar, James, Reddy, Prasuna, Beresford, Bill, Ramsey, Wayne P. and Lord, Reginald S. A. 2007, In the wake of hospital inquiries : impact on staff and safety, Medical journal of Australia, vol. 186, no. 2, pp. 80-83.

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Title In the wake of hospital inquiries : impact on staff and safety
Author(s) Dunbar, James
Reddy, Prasuna
Beresford, Bill
Ramsey, Wayne P.
Lord, Reginald S. A.
Journal name Medical journal of Australia
Volume number 186
Issue number 2
Start page 80
End page 83
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company Pty. Ltd
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Publication date 2007-01-15
ISSN 0025-729X
1326-5377
Keyword(s) attitude of health personnel
Australia
hospital administration -- methods
hospitals -- standards
humans
interprofessional relations
medical errors -- prevention & control
personnel
hospital -- psychology
safety management
trust
whistleblowing
Summary Mishandled concerns about clinical standards resulted in whistleblowing in four Australian hospitals. Official inquiries followed with recommendations to improve patient safety. In the aftermath of the inquiries, common themes included loss of trust in management and among clinical colleagues, and loss of trust from patients and the community. Without first rebuilding trust, staff will not report mistakes or other concerns about safety. Successful implementation of patient safety procedures requires policies to stress the professional duty of staff to report concerns about colleagues when they believe there is a risk to patients.
Language eng
Field of Research 111709 Health Care Administration
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Australasian Medical Publishing Company Proprietary, Ltd.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007165

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