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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

Dynamics of dignity and safety: a discussion.

Goodwin D, Mesman J, Verkerk M, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2018;27:488-491.

Patient engagement is predicated on respect for patients and a culture that enables involvement. This commentary spotlights the need to integrate patient dignity into policy and research in support of lasting patient safety improvement. The authors suggest that building the concept of dignity into safety work at the organizational level can prevent unintended consequences.