Moving from a culture of blame to a culture of safety in the nursing home setting
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.
Jill Scott-Cawiezell, A. Vogelsmeier, C. McKenney, M. Rantz, L. Hicks, and D. Zellmer. "Moving from a culture of blame to a culture of safety in the nursing home setting" Nursing Forum 41.3 (2006): 133-140.
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