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Journal Article

Perspectives on patient and family engagement with reduction in harm: the forgotten voice.

Schenk EC, Bryant RA, Van Son CR, et al. Journal of nursing care quality. 2019;34:73-79.

Patients and families enhance safety when invited to express concerns and provide feedback about their care. Qualitative interviews of hospital staff, patients, and families highlighted both patients' and families' unique skills as safety advocates as well as barriers to speaking up. An Annual Perspective delineates tools to promote patient engagement in safety.