Patient safety culture in nursing homes
The Norwegian group involved in the development of SLIPPS is also involved in a research project on patient safety culture in Norwegian nursing homes. The patient safety culture in Norwegian hospitals is being investigated with a major national survey each year. The patient safety culture in Norwegian nursing homes is to a much lesser degree, systematically investigated. In this project, we investigate the patient safety culture in all nursing homes of the municipality of Fredrikstad. The survey is distributed to all 1,000 employees in the business.
Patient safety culture in nursing home – A “temperature measurement” of patient safety culture in nursing home in Fredrikstad
The aim: mapping of patient safety culture in nursing homes in Fredrikstad
Research questions focus on: 1. Teamwork 2. Crew 3. Follow procedures 4. Training and skills 5. Non-punitive feedback on mistakes 6. Transitions 7. Feedback and communication related to unwanted events 8. Communication and openness 9. Expectations to the nearest manager and 10. Management (management support) and organizational learning.
Student involvement in the project.
Students in first year of the bachelor program will participate in the survey and fill out questionnaires in connection with practice in nursing homes. It would be appropriate to associate master students to the project with relevant subprojects.
The survey is conducted by an electronic questionnaire distributed to all employees in nursing homes in the municipality of Fredrikstad and a number of students in practice at the nursing home. Questionnaire is validated by Katrine Cappelen who has used the form in connection with her PhD thesis. We have been granted permission from Cappelen to use the form.
Link to Cappelens article;