The value of culture in developing a protected environment has been recognized, according to the widespread usage of the term culture of security.
Industries who have succeeded in reducing injury rates and attaining highly reliable functionality, such as aviation and nuclear power, have done a great part as they’ve adopted the components of a culture of security.
These components include a no punitive approach to mistake, a flattened hierarchy which encourages input from all staff members regardless of position on areas within their experience, and empowerment of team members to speak up if they perceive a threat to security.
A culture of security is characterized by a collective mindfulness which can be achieved only when there is mutual respect among staff members and a lack of anxiety and intimidation.
Though individual safety has received much attention because the Institute of Medicine’s 1999 report on medical mistakes; advancement in reaching a culture of safety in healthcare organizations is not certain. For additional information about unprofessional behavior in healthcare centers you can refer to various web resources.
A full 62 per cent of respondents reported that they are scared to ask questions if things do not seem quite perfect.
Certainly, authority gradient and intimidation stay strong forces in healthcare organizations. Maybe among the most disturbing signals of the lack of progress in fostering a culture of security is that the incidence of tumultuous clinician behavior, which has been tolerated by healthcare organizations reluctant to face the issue.