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    The 17 September marks World Patient Safety Day, and this year the focus is on ‘Safe maternal and newborn care’. Patient Safety Learning has recently published a blog highlighting and summarising this topic.[1] While issues of unsafe care are a global challenge, they disproportionately impact on low- and middle-income countries. 134 million adverse events occur in hospitals every year in such countries, contributing to 2.6 million deaths.[2] Research in patient safety has primarily been associated with high income countries, but more recently there has been greater attention on low- and middle
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    Background – Provides background context on the importance of psychological health and safety in healthcare and the value of peer support Program description - Overviews of existing peer support programs to be used as examples. Program development tool – These tools will be helpful during the development of a peer support program including checklists and templates to get started. Policy document – Sample policy documents from various peer support programs. Recruitment – Role descriptions, documents and templates that will be helpful in recruiting peer supporters for
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    The components of this manual include: A survey of Canadian healthcare workers Global environmental scan of peer support programs Creating a safe space: Confidentiality and legal privilege for peer support programs Creating a safe space: Best practices for workplace peer support programs in healthcare organisations Creating a safe space: Peer support toolkit.
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    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront health inequalities relating to the colour of a patient’s skin. However, this is not a new issue and patients have always faced barriers in healthcare due to the colour of their skin. Impacting factors can include explicit racial bias, which includes discrimination and prejudice; implicit racial bias; missing data; lack of trust; and reduced access.[1] These can lead to misdiagnoses and delays in treatment, which can ultimately cause harm and preventable death. Dangerous gaps in training Medical training has, to date, primarily centre