Health care organizations are working toward a “just culture.” Formerly, the medical culture was one of the “ABCs of Accuse, Blame, and Criticize” (Carroll, 2009, p. 95). With the patient safety movement now in full force, the idea of a new organizational culture has emerged. The “just culture of safety” provides for a set of values, guiding beliefs, or ways of thinking that are to be shared by all members of the organization.
Pick a health care organization or area (for example, hospital, skilled nursing facility, physician’s office, dental office, health plan, group home, assisted living facility, et cetera). You are a risk management consultant. Discuss how you would introduce the idea of a “just culture” within this type of organization.