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Safety climate and readiness for implementation of evidence and person centered practice - A national study of registered nurses in general surgical care at Swedish university hospitals

Olsson, Camilla; Forsberg, Anna LU and Bjerså, Kristofer (2016) In BMC Nursing 15(1).
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Background: The rationale behind this study is the increasing research on relationships between patient safety, evidence based practice and person centered care, and the growing interest in outcomes of surgical patients. The aim of this study was to explore the safety climate and readiness to implement evidence-based and person centered care as perceived by registered nurses in Swedish surgical care. Methods: The design was an exploratory, cross-sectional survey carried out in a national Swedish context. Data were collected through the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire (SAQ - Short form) and the Context Assessment Index (CAI). Results: In total, 1570 questionnaires were distributed, of which 727 were returned, giving a response rate of... (More)

Background: The rationale behind this study is the increasing research on relationships between patient safety, evidence based practice and person centered care, and the growing interest in outcomes of surgical patients. The aim of this study was to explore the safety climate and readiness to implement evidence-based and person centered care as perceived by registered nurses in Swedish surgical care. Methods: The design was an exploratory, cross-sectional survey carried out in a national Swedish context. Data were collected through the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire (SAQ - Short form) and the Context Assessment Index (CAI). Results: In total, 1570 questionnaires were distributed, of which 727 were returned, giving a response rate of 46.3 %. The results revealed that in general, the safety climate in Swedish surgical care is positively related to readiness for evidence-based and person centered care, although specific management and cultural factors may be more sensitive and represent targets for improvement. Conclusion: This study presents new knowledge regarding the safety climate and readiness to implement evidence based practice and person centered care in general surgical wards in university hospitals and indicates important associations between these two areas. While RNs generally reported positive job satisfaction and a good team work culture in their units, there were indications that improvements in organizational management are needed.

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Patient safety, Person centered care, Safety climate, Surgical care, Surgical nursing
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BMC Nursing
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15
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BioMed Central
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1472-6955
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10.1186/s12912-016-0174-2
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English
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  author       = {Olsson, Camilla and Forsberg, Anna and Bjerså, Kristofer},
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  language     = {eng},
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  publisher    = {BioMed Central},
  series       = {BMC Nursing},
  title        = {Safety climate and readiness for implementation of evidence and person centered practice - A national study of registered nurses in general surgical care at Swedish university hospitals},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12912-016-0174-2},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {2016},
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