Title

Moving from a culture of blame to a culture of safety in the nursing home setting

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

7-1-2006

Journal, Book or Conference Title

Nursing forum

NLM Title Abbreviation

Nurs Forum

PubMed ID

16879148

DOI

10.1111/j.1744-6198.2006.00049.x

Abstract

TOPIC: A culture of safety. PURPOSE: To explore the current culture of blame and what organizational elements must be impacted to move toward a culture of safety in the nursing home setting. METHODS: A mixed-method approach incorporating a case study and staff member survey results were used to explicate the organizational elements impacting the current nursing home culture. CONCLUSION: Nurse leaders can create an environment in which every member of the team feels a responsibility and an ability to insure that residents are safe by improving communication and participation in decision making.

Keywords

Attitude of Health Personnel, Clinical Competence/standards, Communication, Cooperative Behavior, Decision Making, Organizational, Employee Discipline, Fear, Health Facility Environment/organization & administration, Humans, Interprofessional Relations, Leadership, Medication Errors/nursing/prevention & control/psychology, Nurse Administrators/organization & administration/psychology, Nursing Evaluation Research, Nursing Homes/organization & administration, Nursing Methodology Research, Nursing Staff/education/organization & administration/psychology, Organizational Case Studies, Organizational Culture, Organizational Innovation, Safety Management/organization & administration, Social Identification, Total Quality Management/organization & administration

Published Article/Book Citation

The definitive version was published in Nursing forum, 41:3 (2006) pp.133-140. DOI:10.1111/j.1744-6198.2006.00049.x.

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URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1147