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Gender, power and leadership: the effect of a superior's gender on respiratory therapists' ability to challenge leadership during a life-threatening emergency.

Pattni N, Bould MD, Hayter MA, et al. Gender, power and leadership: the effect of a superior's gender on respiratory therapists' ability to challenge leadership during a life-threatening emergency. Br J Anaesth. 2017;119(4):697-702. doi:10.1093/bja/aex246.

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December 13, 2017
Pattni N, Bould MD, Hayter MA, et al. Br J Anaesth. 2017;119:697-702.

Willingness to speak up across hierarchy is an important aspect of safety culture. This simulation study found that respiratory therapists were more likely to speak up when the anesthesiologist leading an intubation was female compared to male. This study raises questions about how gender roles on teams may affect patient safety.

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Pattni N, Bould MD, Hayter MA, et al. Gender, power and leadership: the effect of a superior's gender on respiratory therapists' ability to challenge leadership during a life-threatening emergency. Br J Anaesth. 2017;119(4):697-702. doi:10.1093/bja/aex246.