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Journal Article

A concept analysis of undergraduate nursing students speaking up for patient safety in the patient care environment.

Fagan A, Parker V, Jackson D. Journal of advanced nursing. 2016;72:2346-57.

Organizational culture, experience, and hierarchy can affect health care workers' ability to speak up about concerns. This concept analysis examines the factors that influence the willingness of student nurses to raise concerns if they see unsafe activities or care omissions. The authors describe ways nurse educators can encourage students to speak up.