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Forensic Science & Addiction Research

Nurses’ Perceptions of Patient Safety Culture in a Tertiary Hospital in China

Submission: August 23, 2017; Published: September 20, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/FSAR.2018.03.000584

ISSN: 2578-0042
Volume4 Issue1


The reports of the 19th CPC National Congress on health and health care clearly stated that that it is critically important to establish a comprehensive medical safety in China. As patient safety has become an important and urgent issue in medical care at home and abroad, this research aims to improve patients’ medical safety and the quality of medical services by analyzing Sexton et al. [1] Safety Attitude Questionnaire (SAQ) from the viewpoints of professional nurses. The results show that safety climate is highest dimensions of patient safety culture whereas stress recognition is the lowest one. In addition, job satisfaction is conducted to highly influence overall satisfaction of patient safety. Our research suggest that healthcare management should develop appropriate implementation strategies, such as reliable management system, quality working environment, and efficient decompression program, to continuously improve the awareness of safe atmospheres for patients.

Keywords: Nursing staff; Patient safety culture; Medical service; Safety attitude questionnaire

Abbreviations: WHO: World Health Organization; SAQ: Safety Attitude Questionnaire; CSS: Culture of Safety Survey; HSOPS: Hospital Survey on Patient Safety

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