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Improving responses to safety incidents: we need to talk about justice.

Cribb A, O'Hara JK, Waring J. Improving responses to safety incidents: we need to talk about justice. BMJ Qual Saf. Epub 2022 Jan 22. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2021-014333.

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February 23, 2022
Cribb A, O'Hara JK, Waring J. BMJ Qual Saf. 2022;31(4):327-330.

Patient safety advocates recommend a shift from a blame culture to a just culture. This commentary describes three types of justice that exist in healthcare - retributive, no blame or qualified blame, and restorative. The authors invite debate around the concept of just culture and its role in the “real world”.

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Cribb A, O'Hara JK, Waring J. Improving responses to safety incidents: we need to talk about justice. BMJ Qual Saf. Epub 2022 Jan 22. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2021-014333.