‘Just culture’ better than punishment

That’s an insight Dr Jonathan Aleck, legal services group head for Australia’s Civil Aviation and Safety Authority (CASA) and leading figure in international aviation safety, has garnered from experience and will share with doctors this week in a webinar for medical indemnifier Avant.

Dr Aleck likes the idea of a “just culture”, which has circulated in aviation circles for years and was formally codified in the European Union.

It’s an open and accountable reporting culture that avoids punitive responses to honest mistakes and prioritises investigation over incrimination. 

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