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Linda Kenward: Patients must be Helped to Feel Safe in a Healthcare Setting


Doctors generally know about patient safety, how to undertake safe procedures or recognise unsafe practice and many doctors raise concerns over unsafe environments. It is important to doctors that they can offer safe and effective evidence based care. I have never really doubted that hospitals were a safe place, even if the care that was given was not always perfect, but an admission to hospital for a routine procedure highlighted an aspect of safety that is rarely discussed.

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