Culture refers to shared values and beliefs that interact with a systems structure and control mechanisms to produce behavioral norms. It influences patient safety directly by determining accepted practices and indirectly by acting as a barrier or enabler to the adoption of behaviors that promote patient safety. Understanding the components and influencers of culture and assessing the safety culture is essential to developing strategies that creates a culture committed to providing the safest possible care for the patients
Aim: Analysis of hospital culture on patient safety concerns among nursing staffs in an accredited hospital, Mangalore.
. To assess the current knowledge of hospital culture on patient safety among nursing staffs.
. To study the prevalent or existing patient safety cultures and concerns in an accredited hospitals.
. Design: survey among nursing staffs in an accredited hospital. [a descriptive study]
. Sample size: 200 nursing staffs from an accredited hospital in Mangalore.
. Area of the study: An accredited hospital in Mangalore.
. Tool: questionnaire.
Result: The study mainly focuses among the nursing staff. Through the study, it was found that majority of nursing staff are aware regarding the patient safety goals in hospital. Majority of the staffs were well known regarding the hospital culture and very few were unaware regarding the culture of the hospital.
Conclusion: The study result can be used for the betterment of hospital safety culture practiced and used among nursing staffs in all the hospital and health care delivery systems and also to study the awareness of patient safety cultures and practices among the nursing staffs in the hospitals.