Nursing Perception on Patient Safety Culture: The Latest Methodological Approaches

Elsa Vitale, Francesco Germini, Michele Massaro, Rosa Silvia Fortunato


Safety culture can be defined as “the values shared among organization members about what is important, their beliefs about how things operate in the organization, and the interaction of these with work unit and organizational structures and systems, which together produce behavioral norms in the organization that promote safety”.

This literature review aimed to identify the latest methodological approaches quantifying patient safety culture perception among nurses. The available literature was searched from January 2018 to today . Eleven eligible works were found and analyzed and the main key concepts highlighted were: the research approaches to assess patient safety culture, the development of quantitative survey tools for data collection for further reproducibility and the levels of data aggregation for conducting data analyses.

A cohesive body of literature of evaluation tools is requiring on patient safety culture among nurses which is still limited in the current literature.

Keywords: Health Safety; Methodological Approach; Nursing Perception; Patient Safety; Safety Culture; Safety Survey.

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/62-12

Publication date:May 31st 2019

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