Just a test bulletin here

Psychological safety describes the situation of feeling safe to speak up and share ideas, questions, or mistakes, without fear of negative consequences or reactions. It is defined as a “shared belief held by members of a team that the team is safe for interpersonal risk taking.”1 Patients are part of their own health care team and the creation of a safe and inclusive space for patients is needed to allow them to be active members. This bulletin provides evidence-informed recommendations for nurturing psychological safety among patients and their care providers, to ensure patient safety, including safety related to medications.

Medical invalidation, whereby health care providers dismiss, minimize or otherwise do not take patient concerns seriously, can lead to feelings of distrust and reluctance of patients to seek health care.9