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Exploring the factors that promote or diminish a psychologically safe environment: a qualitative interview study with critical care staff.

Grailey K, Leon-Villapalos C, Murray E, et al. Exploring the factors that promote or diminish a psychologically safe environment: a qualitative interview study with critical care staff. BMJ Open. 2021;11(8):e046699. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-046699.

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September 22, 2021
Grailey K, Leon-Villapalos C, Murray E, et al. BMJ Open. 2021;11(8):e046699.

Psychological safety enables staff to raise concerns, reduce mistakes and learn from errors. The majority of surveyed intensive care unit staff in three units within one trust in London reported feeling psychologically safe within their teams (e.g. being able to bring up problems). In a novel finding, this study identified potential negative consequences of psychological safety, including distraction and fatigue for team leaders.

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Grailey K, Leon-Villapalos C, Murray E, et al. Exploring the factors that promote or diminish a psychologically safe environment: a qualitative interview study with critical care staff. BMJ Open. 2021;11(8):e046699. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-046699.