Nurses' learning experiences from falling accidents on patient safety

환자안전에 관한 간호사의 경험학습: 낙상 사고를 중심으로

  • Yoon, Seon-Hee (Incheon St. Mary's Hospital, Graduate School of Healthcare Management & Policy, The Catholic Univ. of Korea) ;
  • Kim, Kwang-Jum (Graduate School of Healthcare Management & Policy, The Catholic Univ. of Korea, Institute of Healthcare Management)
  • 윤선희 (가톨릭대학교 인천성모병원, 가톨릭대학교 의료경영대학원) ;
  • 김광점 (가톨릭대학교 의료경영대학원, 가톨릭대학교 의료경영연구소)
  • Received : 2015.02.10
  • Accepted : 2015.04.08
  • Published : 2015.06.30


Purpose : The aim of this article is to describe the nurses' experiential learning mechanism on patient safety. Methods : To analyze nurses' learning experiences on patient safety cases, a focus-group interview method was used. The Kolb's experiential learning model was used as a reference model. Findings : Without deep reflective reasoning about specific experiences, there is no creative or innovative solutions to experiment actively. Nurses are likely to be reluctant learners when there is no systemic support from formal departments which is in charge of patient safety and quality of care. Conclusion : In order to build patient safety culture in hospital, there should be efforts to make nurses as active learners on patient safety as well as to build learning environments in medical units.


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