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The role of emotion in patient safety: are we brave enough to scratch beneath the surface?

Heyhoe J, Birks Y, Harrison R, et al. The role of emotion in patient safety: Are we brave enough to scratch beneath the surface? J R Soc Med. 2016;109(2):52-8. doi:10.1177/0141076815620614.

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January 27, 2016
Heyhoe J, Birks Y, Harrison R, et al. J R Soc Med. 2016;109:52-8.

Health care can be stressful for both providers and the patients. This commentary explores how health care providers' emotional state can affect clinical decision-making and patient safety. The authors suggest strategies to address these issues in training, care delivery, and research.

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Heyhoe J, Birks Y, Harrison R, et al. The role of emotion in patient safety: Are we brave enough to scratch beneath the surface? J R Soc Med. 2016;109(2):52-8. doi:10.1177/0141076815620614.