Speaking up against unsafe unprofessional behaviours: the difficulty in knowing when and how
Undoubtedly, there is a clear role for curriculum change, and perhaps even more importantly, faculty development to ensure that appropriate role modelling takes place in the clinical learning environment to support speaking-up behaviors to arrest both professionalism and patient safety concerns that put patients at risk. There is a role for regulation as well; for example, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) already lists in its Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) program six key areas, two of which are patient safety and professionalism. This garners greater awareness about the overlap between patient safety and professionalism.
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