I was first introduced to ‘followership’ at a seminar run by Dr Dave Williams. He is an amazing person; an emergency care physician and chief executive of a regional health centre in Canada. And he was a Canadian and NASA astronaut and aquanaut so he knows more than most about safety.
Healthcare is a high risk environment fraught with potential for errors, some of which have been catastrophic. Working in it can be challenging and stressful. Active followership can make it better for us and the people we care for.