A wicked problem? Whistleblowing in healthcare organisations: Comment on “Cultures of silence and cultures of voice: The role of whistleblowing in healthcare organisations”
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Mannion and Davies’ article recognises whistleblowing as an important means of identifying quality and safety issues in healthcare organisations. While ‘voice’ is a useful lens through which to examine whistleblowing, it also obscures a shifting pattern of uncertain ‘truths.’ By contextualising cultures which support or impede whislteblowing at an organisational level, two issues are overlooked; the power of wider institutional interests to silence those who might raise the alarm and changing ideas about what constitutes adequate care. A broader contextualisation of whistleblowing might illuminate further facets of this multi-dimensional problem.
- Healthcare organisations, Safer care, Truth to power, Whistleblowing