Characteristics of Magnet Nursing Work Environment that Promotes Patient Safety Culture at Mansoura University Oncology Center

Reda Shehata Elsayed, Hala Gabr Mahmoud


The Magnet hospital concept and related criteria have drawn the consideration of researchers and nurses for more than twenty years. Nurses assume an essential part in forming health policy in any nation by observing the problems in the healthcare organizations and evaluating its effects. They understand where enhancements are required to shape care, rise access, enhance proficiency and quality of health services, and encourage prevention. Perfection in nursing care has been connected with constructive results for both nurses and patients. To accomplish magnet status, hospitals should provide confirmation of having band of attributes as exemplary professional practice; knowledge; structural empowerment, improvements, and innovation; and transformational leadership. These attributes act together to shape a positive workplace that ought to prompt better results. Magnet designation gives a helpful mechanism for assessing and changing nursing workplace to be more proficient. Many of the recent efforts concentrated on enhancing patient safety and quality. Less efforts has been focused on enhancing nursing care to improve patient safety. Hence, the present determine the relationship between magnetism dimensions and patient safety culture in inpatient units at Oncology Center Mansoura University (OCMU). A descriptive correlation design was used. Sample of the study consisted of all nurses (n=95 nurses) working in inpatient units in the Oncology Center Mansoura University. Two tools were used for data collection, namely; Magnetism Dimensions Scale and Patient Safety Culture Questionnaire. A major finding of the present study there was a statistically significant correlation between magnetism dimensions and patient safety culture in inpatient units. It was concluded that the nurse administrators play an important role in establishing conditions for magnet work environment  that support patient safety culture. It was recommended that additional researches are needed to correlate patient outcomes to magnet issues.

Key words: nursing work environment, Magnet, Magnet Recognition Program, Forces of Magnetism professional practice environments, quality, patient safety

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