Organizational governance and whistleblowing in healthcare settings: A study of middle and upper managers’ perspectives on and experiences with care providers who blow the whistle (2023-2026), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Négocier la culture du silence: Une étude qualitative de la (non-)dénonciation chez le personnel infirmier au Québec (2019-2022), Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines (CRSH)


      • Amélie Perron
      • Marilou Gagnon
      • Pierre Pariseau-Legault
      • David Kenneth Wright
      • Franco Carnevale
      • Patrick Martin
      • Emily Marcogliese
Notice: Regarding the survey results for the  “Speaking out in the media and on social media” survey

On November 28th, 2022, we launched a pan-Canadian survey aimed at better understanding the way health care settings communicate expectations to nurses regarding public speaking through media and social media, and how this impacts nurses’ ability (real or perceived) to speak out publicly. The survey was closed on January 20th 2023. Our review of the survey results revealed significant data contamination by survey bots. Because data contamination impacts the survey as a whole, and because it is not possible to identify a pattern that would allow us to separate real data from contaminated data, we must unfortunately consider that the integrity of the survey has been compromised and that the data is unusable. We are sorry for this outcome and wish to sincerely thank those nurses who took the time to help us understand this topic. The Nursing Observatory remains intent on better understanding nurses’ ability to speak out and it will continue to develop relevant projects to this end.