Perception of Registered Nurses Towards Patient Safety Culture

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Nataya Kamsawang Treeyaphan Supamanee Bunpitcha Jitpakdee


Healthcare service must prioritize patient safety culture in order to take safe care of the patients.
The purpose of this descriptive comparative research were to study the perception of registered nurses
towards patient safety culture and compare the perception of this item between executive nurses and
staff nurses in Buddhachinaraj Phitsanulok hospital. The sample were 300 registered nurses who had worked
in Buddhachinaraj Phitsanulok hospital more than 1 year. The research instruments were the questionnaires
that the researchers had translated from the patient safety culture in hospital questionnaires, based on
conceptual framework of Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Data were analyzed using
descriptive statistics.The results showed that the perception of patient safety culture with highest positive
response was organization learning and continuous improvement dimension (74.9%). The lowest positive
response was handoffs and transition (32.3%). Executives nurses and staff nurses’ perception of patient
safety culture were difference in 8 dimensions from 12 dimensions. So, registered nurses should developed
their perception towards patient safety more intensely and completely in all dimensions to achieve the
sustainable patient safety culture.


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