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Make it SAFE to Ask

Silence is not Golden in Healthcare

Welcome your patients’ questions by making it safe to ask.

> “I felt that I couldn’t ask why I need my medications, so I didn’t take them properly.”

Most physicians are aware of the need for good communication with their patients, never the less, some patients feel it is not Safe to Ask. There is always room for improvement, which can benefit the patient and the physician.

Encourage Questions Use Visual & Non-verbal Communication Use Plain Language




For additional resources for healthcare providers and patients/families, visit, Resources and Tips.

Resource materials featured on this page

have been developed by the

Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety.


Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety

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