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Journal Article

Speaking up about patient safety in psychiatric hospitals - a cross-sectional survey study among healthcare staff.

Schwappach DLB, Niederhauser A. International journal of mental health nursing. 2019;28:1363-1373.

This study focused on healthcare workers speaking-up behavior in six psychiatric hospitals in Switzerland. The authors found significant differences in speaking-up despite having moderate to high scores on items that were associated with psychological safety. Although nurses reported patient safety concerns more frequently, they also remained silent more often compared with psychologists and physicians, indicating they may feel less psychological safety.