Patient Safety

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FACTORS AFFECTING PATIENT SAFETY AS PERCEIVED BY
STAFF NURSES IN SELECTED HOSPITALS IN METRO MANILA

I. INTRODUCTION

A) BACKGROUND

“The biggest challenge to moving toward a safer health system is changing the culture from one of blaming individuals for errors to one in which errors are treated not as personal failures, but as opportunities to improve the system and prevent harm.”

- Institute of Medicine ‘99

Issues related to a lack of patient safety have been reported for decades. During the first decade of the 21st century, there has been a national focus on improving patient safety. Patient safety is a global issue, affecting countries at all levels of development and is one of the nation's most pressing health care challenges.
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For the faculty, this will aid them in preparing their students in utilizing the appropriate nursing process in helping them focus on the aspect of patient safety.

ON FUTURE RESEARCHERS: To date, there has been limited data regarding the patient safety in our country. This study may provide the needed drive for further inquiry by providing related facts and data necessary for researches of the similar context.

E) SCOPE AND DELIMITATIONS

The scope of this study is to identify the perception of nurses on the factors affecting patient safety. It shall focus on the demographic profile of the respondents and its relationship on the perceived factors. It shall be conducted in a selected hospital in Metro Manila from .

For the purpose of this study, the following delimitations shall been noted:

1. Due to time constraints on the part of the researcher, he decided to focus only on the following factors affecting patient safety as perceived by nurses:

a. Teamwork within units
b. Supervisor/Manager expectations
c. Management support for patient safety
d. Frequency of events reported
e. Overall perceptions of patient safety

2. The study will only cover 80 Staff Nurse of the said institution.

F) DEFINITION OF TERMS

The terms used in the study is defined operationally by the researcher as follows:

Gender
Male or female

Primary work area or unit
Area in which the respondent is currently working,

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