Effect of Hospital Nurses' Perceptions of Organizational Health and Patient Safety Culture on Patient Safety Nursing Activities

병원간호사가 지각하는 조직건강과 환자안전문화가 환자안전간호활동에 미치는 영향

  • Han, Mi-Young (Health Management Office of Changwon Gyeongsang National University Hospital) ;
  • Jung, Myun-Sook (College of Nursing, Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University)
  • 한미영 (창원경상대학교병원 보건관리실) ;
  • 정면숙 (경상대학교 간호대학.건강과학연구원)
  • Received : 2016.10.26
  • Accepted : 2017.03.13
  • Published : 2017.03.31


Purpose: This study was conducted to identify the effects of organizational health and patient safety culture on nursing activities for patient safety as perceived by hospital nurses. Methods: A self-report survey was administered to staff nurses of one advanced general hospital and two general hospitals in South Korea. Of the questionnaires, 188 were analyzed. Results: Organizational health had a significantly positive correlation with patient safety culture (r=.52, p<.001) and patient safety nursing activities (r=.31, p<.001). Conclusion: The findings in this study indicate that among the factors influencing patient safety nursing activities, organizational factors were more important than individual factors, and organizational health had a big effect on patient safety nursing activities.


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