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Patient participation in patient safety still missing: Patient safety experts' views.

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Source
Int J Nurs Pract. 2016 Oct;22(5):461-469
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-2016
Author
Merja Sahlström
Pirjo Partanen
Cheryl Rathert
Hannele Turunen
Source
Int J Nurs Pract. 2016 Oct;22(5):461-469
Date
Oct-2016
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Finland
Humans
Patient Participation
Patient Safety
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Abstract
The aim of this study was to elicit patient safety experts' views of patient participation in promoting patient safety. Data were collected between September and December in 2014 via an electronic semi-structured questionnaire and interviews with Finnish patient safety experts (n?=?21), then analysed using inductive content analysis. Patient safety experts regarded patients as having a crucial role in promoting patient safety. They generally deemed the level of patient safety as 'acceptable' in their organizations, but reported that patient participation in their own safety varied, and did not always meet national standards. Management of patient safety incidents differed between organizations. Experts also suggested that patient safety training should be increased in both basic and continuing education programmes for healthcare professionals. Patient participation in patient safety is still lacking in clinical practice and systematic actions are needed to create a safety culture in which patients are seen as equal partners in the promotion of high-quality and safe care.
PubMed ID
27507224 View in PubMed
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