Cultures of silence and cultures of voice: the role of whistleblowing in healthcare organisations

Russell Mannion*, Huw T. O. Davies

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

‘Whistleblowing’ has come to increased prominence in many health systems as a means of identifying and addressing quality and safety issues. But whistleblowing – and the reactions to it – have many complex and ambiguous aspects that need to be considered as part of the broader (organisational) cultural dynamics of healthcare institutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-505
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Health Policy and Management
Volume4
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cultures of silence
  • Cultures of voice
  • Healthcare organizations
  • Safer care
  • Whistleblowing

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