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Journal Article
Study

Mentorship for newly appointed physicians: a strategy for enhancing patient safety?

Harrison R, McClean S, Lawton R, et al. Journal of patient safety. 2014;10:159-67.

According to this interview study, clinical leaders perceive that appointing mentors to new attending physicians helps to improve patient safety. Mentors provided professional guidance, enhanced emotional well-being, and promoted organizational commitment which can contribute to a stronger safety culture. These findings add to literature advocating for leadership engagement in safety.