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The Relationship between Nurses' Organizational Participation and Patient Safety Culture in Jahrom Motahari Hospital, Iran

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Health Services Management, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 1, Issue (8), Pages 73-76, August,2 (2012)

Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to investigatethe relationship between nurses’ organizational participation and patient safety culture in a hospital context. 125 employed nurses in Jahrom hospital, southern of Iran participated in this research. Two standard questionnaires were used as data collecting tools. There was a significant relation between nurses’ organizational participation and patient safety culture. In addition, there was a significant relationship between nurses’ organizational participation and expectation aspects, organizational learning-continuous improvement, teamwork within and across the words, open and clear communications, and hospital manager supports. There wasn’t any significant relation between organization and nurses’ overall perception dimensions, feedbacks of nurses’ mistakes, no punitive responses to nurses’ mistakes, volume of work, patient transferring across wards, and reported events frequency. So the patient safety and patient safety culture can be improved by increasing the participation of staffs, in particular nurses.

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