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How hospital leaders contribute to patient safety through the development of trust

Auer, Corinne and Schwendimann, René and Koch, Roswitha and De Geest, Sabina and Ausserhofer, Dietmar. (2014) How hospital leaders contribute to patient safety through the development of trust. Journal of Nursing Administration, 44 (1). pp. 23-29.

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to explore the associations between hospital management support for patient safety, registered nurses' trust in hospital management, and their overall perception of patient safety, considering aspects of safety communication as possible mediating variables.; Limited research exists regarding how key elements of a patient safety culture, that is, leadership, safety communication, and trust, are interrelated.; This study used cross-sectional nurse survey data from 1,633 registered nurses working in 35 acute care hospitals participating in the Swiss arm of the RN4CAST (Nurse Forecasting in Europe) study.; A path analysis revealed that the indirect associations between "management support for patient safety" and "overall perception of patient safety" were more prominent than the direct association.; Our findings confirm that safety communication plays a partially mediating role between "management support for patient safety" and nursing professionals' assessments of patient safety. This suggests that hospital leader-unit exchanges might improve patient safety.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Institut für Pflegewissenschaft
UniBasel Contributors:Schwendimann, René and De Geest, Sabina M. and Ausserhofer, Dietmar
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISSN:0002-0443
e-ISSN:1539-0721
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Last Modified:19 Jun 2018 06:13
Deposited On:04 Dec 2017 09:15

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