Patient Safety

Published: 22 April 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/crmw79nfvb.1
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Evaluation of Studies Published on "Nurses' Attitudes Towards Patient Safety" in Turkey: A Bibliographic Review Abstract: Objective: This research aims to conduct a bibliographic analysis of national and international literature encompassing publications on nurses' attitudes towards patient safety. The goal is to identify similarities and divergences reported in the research outcomes. Methods: This bibliographic review, conducted between December 2023 and January 2024, employed nine databases, including "Google Scholar, Journal Park Academic, Ulakbim-EKUAL, TR Index (TR Dizin), EBSCO-Host, Medline-Pubmed, Sucopus, Sobiad, and Web of Science," as national and international literature search engines. Utilizing key terms such as "nurse," "patient safety," and "attitude towards patient safety," a total of 365 studies conducted within the Turkish sample were identified without imposing a date restriction. Subsequently, 15 studies meeting the research criteria were selected for detailed examination. Results: The analysis revealed that the majority of studies were conducted between 2022 and 2023 (n:9), primarily adopting a descriptive and cross-sectional design (n:13), and predominantly published in the Marmara region (n:5) and within hospitals under the Ministry of Health (n:29). A total of 3393 healthcare professionals were included in the analysis. The research predominantly addressed patient safety attitudes in a descriptive manner, indicating that, on the whole, nurses exhibited a moderate level of attitudes toward patient safety. Furthermore, personal and professional characteristics were found to be associated with attitudes towards patient safety. Conclusion: The outcomes derived from the research underscore the necessity of generating knowledge based on scientific evidence related to patient safety and enhancing nurses' attitudes toward patient safety. Keywords: Bibliographic review, patient safety, attitude towards patient safety, nurse.



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