Cultures of fear: perspectives on whistleblowing

Huda Alnaqi, Bryan McIntosh, Abigail Lancaster

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Whistleblowing is in part defined by the protection that it offers and does not offer to those who speak. Why some organisations
find it almost impossible to protect whistle blowers depends more on the properties of the organisation than the act of the individual
whistleblower. These properties are, to a greater or lesser degree, present in all organisations but they are particularly present in nursing with its longstanding culture of deference to authority.
Not all organisations protect whistleblowers that, unfortunately, are perceived to represent a threat to the organisation and the individual for challenging the underpinning norms of the
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-263
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2017
Externally publishedYes


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