In this BMJ blog, Drs Blair Bigham and Amitha Kalaichandran discuss hospital culture of bullying and a culture of not speaking up. When hospitals fail to create a culture where doctors and nurses can speak up, patients pay the price.
This blog highlights solutions to the problem of poor culture of speaking up and bullying within healthcare. Dr Blair Bigham and Dr Amitha Kalaichandran propose three solutions to enable a culture without fear.
- Measure culture within the organisation.
- Hire talented leaders.
- Embrace diversity and inclusion and reject hierarchy.