Journal Article
Commentary

Understanding psychological safety in health care and education organizations: a comparative perspective.

Edmondson AC, Higgins M, Singer SJ, et al. Research in Human Development. 2016;13.

Ensuring that workers feel comfortable raising concerns in an organization is crucial to facilitating learning from failures. Exploring how psychological safety influences staff communication about problems in education and health care, this commentary describes similar challenges in both settings associated with hierarchy, leadership, and professional roles. The authors outline areas of research needed to understand ways to improve transparency in each environment.