■ Physician-team:

Leveraging the power of collaboration to foster safe care

Safe to speak: Fostering a culture of psychological safety in healthcare teams

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Learning objectives

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  1. Define psychological safety.
  2. Identify the importance of psychological safety in healthcare.
  3. List at least 2 behaviours that help model psychological safety in healthcare.

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Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 0.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

The College of Family Physicians Canada (CFPC)

This online 2-credit-per-hour Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1 Mainpro+ credit.


Scientific Planning Committee: Dr. Eileen Bridges1, Dr. Cheryl Hunchak1, Dr. Christine De Maria1, Dr. Henriette Fortin1, Dr. Tino Piscione1, Dr. Richard Mimeault1, Dr. Fady Balaa1, Dr. Heather Murray1

Employees of: 1. Paid employee of the CMPA

Conflict of Interest: The members of the Scientific Planning Committee have no financial or professional affiliation with any organization that can be perceived as a conflict of interest in the context of this online program.

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DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this learning material is for general educational purposes only and is not intended to provide specific professional medical or legal advice, nor to constitute a "standard of care" for Canadian healthcare professionals. The use of CMPA learning resources is subject to the foregoing as well as the CMPA's Terms of Use.