Nursing Publications

Title

Workplace Empowerment and Magnet Hospital Characteristics as Predictors of Patient Safety Climate

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2009

Journal

Journal of Nursing Care Quality

Volume

24

Issue

1

First Page

55

Last Page

62

URL with Digital Object Identifier

http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NCQ.0b013e31818f5506

Abstract

This study tested a theoretical model derived from Kanter's theory of workplace empowerment by surveying a random sample of 300 registered nurses employed in acute care hospitals across the Canadian province of Ontario. The results of this study effectively replicated the findings of a previous exploratory study. Specific nursing practice environment characteristics that positively influence the climate of patient safety were identified. This study provides nurse leaders with ideas for improving the patient safety climate by improving the quality of nurses' work environments.

Notes

Republished in: Journal of Nursing Administration. 2009 Jul-Aug; 39(7-8 Suppl): S17-24.