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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

The FIRST curriculum: cultivating speaking up behaviors in the Clinical Learning Environment.

Best JA, Kim S. Journal of continuing education in nursing. 2019;50:355-361.

A key aspect of a robust safety culture is that all team members feel psychologically safe in difficult situations. This commentary describes the development and use of a speaking-up curriculum that focuses on communication skills, cultural expectations, cognitive restructuring techniques, and resilience strategies. The program successfully increased motivation and comfort of participants in sharing concerns in various clinical situations.