Nursing Staff's Perceptions of Resident Safety Culture in Long-Term Care Facilities: A Taiwan's Survey

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303926
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing Staff's Perceptions of Resident Safety Culture in Long-Term Care Facilities: A Taiwan's Survey
Author(s):
Lin, Shu-Yuan
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta
Author Details:
Shu Yuan Lin, PhD, m845008@kmu.edu.tw
Abstract:

Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to describe supervisors', nurses', and nurse assistants' perceptions of resident safety culture in Taiwan's long-term care facilities.

Methods:

This one-year study is a cross-sectional survey adopting an island wide random sampling. The scale of resident safety culture-long-term care version (RSC-LTC) was distributed to a total of 306 participants in 30 long-term care facilities. Thirty-four supervisors, 136 nurses and 136 nursing assistants were surveyed.

Results:

The percentile of the mean'in the RSC-LTC scale was 72'that indicated a'moderate'degree in'staff's perceptions of resident safety culture. Participants perceived the most positive in the subscale of job satisfaction and the least positive in the subscale of stress recognition. There were significant differences between supervisors, nurses and nursing assistants in the means of the RSC-LTC scale and subscales of safety climate, job satisfaction and work conditions. Supervisors had more positive perceptions of resident safety culture than nurses and nurse assistants. Nursing staff in residential facilities showed more positive perceptions of resident safety culture than their counterparts in nursing homes, particularly in the means of the RSC-LTC scale and subscales of job satisfaction and work conditions.

Conclusion:

Positive resident safety culture could be enhanced among nursing staff, particularly in nurses and nursing assistants. Strategies such as developing safety assuring programs and staff education or modifying accreditation criteria to increase staff's awareness of resident safety in long-term care facilities were suggested.

Keywords:
safety culture; nursing staff; nursing home
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleNursing Staff's Perceptions of Resident Safety Culture in Long-Term Care Facilities: A Taiwan's Surveyen
dc.contributor.authorLin, Shu-Yuanen
dc.contributor.departmentBetaen
dc.author.detailsShu Yuan Lin, PhD, m845008@kmu.edu.twen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303926-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>The purpose of this study is to describe supervisors', nurses', and nurse assistants' perceptions of resident safety culture in Taiwan's long-term care facilities. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>This one-year study is a cross-sectional survey adopting an island wide random sampling. The scale of resident safety culture-long-term care version (RSC-LTC) was distributed to a total of 306 participants in 30 long-term care facilities. Thirty-four supervisors, 136 nurses and 136 nursing assistants were surveyed. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>The percentile of the mean'in the RSC-LTC scale was 72'that indicated a'moderate'degree in'staff's perceptions of resident safety culture. Participants perceived the most positive in the subscale of job satisfaction and the least positive in the subscale of stress recognition. There were significant differences between supervisors, nurses and nursing assistants in the means of the RSC-LTC scale and subscales of safety climate, job satisfaction and work conditions. Supervisors had more positive perceptions of resident safety culture than nurses and nurse assistants. Nursing staff in residential facilities showed more positive perceptions of resident safety culture than their counterparts in nursing homes, particularly in the means of the RSC-LTC scale and subscales of job satisfaction and work conditions. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Positive resident safety culture could be enhanced among nursing staff, particularly in nurses and nursing assistants. Strategies such as developing safety assuring programs and staff education or modifying accreditation criteria to increase staff's awareness of resident safety in long-term care facilities were suggested.en
dc.subjectsafety cultureen
dc.subjectnursing staffen
dc.subjectnursing homeen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:26:00Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:26:00Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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