Changing the culture of speaking up across healthcareBMJ 2019; 366 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4998 (Published 07 August 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l4998
- Jeremy P Reid, academic foundation year 2 doctor
- New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton WV10 0QP, UK
Brennan and Davidson write about empowering doctors to speak up about their concerns.1 Medicine has a hierarchical culture, so we need active efforts to facilitate open disclosure of concerns.
As the authors mention, we should focus not only on physicians but on other healthcare disciplines where a hierarchical culture exists …