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The effect of organisational culture on patient safety

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  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2016
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This learning module explores the links between organisational culture and patient safety. The key elements associated with a safety culture, most notably effective leadership, good teamwork, a culture of learning and fairness, and fostering patient-centred care, are discussed. The broader aspects of a systems approach to promoting quality and safety, with specific reference to clinical governance, human factors, and ergonomics principles and methods, are also highlighted.

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Gerri Kaufman, Lecturer in health sciences and continuing professional development lead, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York.
Dorothy McCaughan, Research fellow, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York.


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