Nurses' Perceptions of and Factors Promoting Patient Safety Culture in Turkey


Turkmen E., Baykal U., İNTEPELER Ş. S. , Altuntas S.

JOURNAL OF NURSING CARE QUALITY, vol.28, no.4, pp.360-367, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/ncq.0b013e31828b1a81
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NURSING CARE QUALITY
  • Page Numbers: pp.360-367

Abstract

This descriptive and cross-sectional study included 561 nurses in hospitals located in Istanbul, Turkey. The Patient Safety Questionnaire was used for data collection. The type of hospital and the amount of education nurses obtained about patient safety and quality improvement were positively associated with patient safety culture. Conversely, the type of work unit negatively affected workers' behaviors and adverse event reporting in terms of patient safety culture.