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Read New RISE Article on Strategies for Increasing Psychological Safety Learning Environment

September 13, 2022

A new article is available on the Resources in Surgical Education (RISE) webpage, “Strategies for Increasing Psychological Safety in the Surgical Learning Environment,” by Rebecca Lynn Williams-Karnesky, MD, PhD, MEdPsych. 

This article proposes a conceptual framework that educators can use to create psychological safety in the surgical learning environment using specific behaviors. Dr. Williams-Karnesky defines what is meant by a psychologically safe learning environment, explains the importance of psychological safety in the surgical learning environment, and describes behaviors that can be used to increase psychological safety in the surgical learning environment.

Do you have an idea for an article that you would like to feature on the RISE webpage? Submit your idea today by clicking the Submit Your Article, Idea, or Topic link.