Quality management and perceptions of teamwork and safety climate in European hospitals

November 25, 2015

Source: International Journal for Quality in Healthcare [Epub ahead of print]

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Date of publication: October 2015

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aimed to investigate the associations of quality management systems with teamwork and safety climate, and to describe and compare differences in perceptions of teamwork climate and safety climate among clinical leaders and frontline clinicians.

Length of Publication:   Unspecified

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Infections and interaction rituals in the organisation: clinician accounts of speaking up or remaining silent in the face of threats to patient safety

November 25, 2015

Source:  Sociology of Health and Illness [Epub ahead of print]

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Date of publication: November 2015

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Drawing on 103 interviews with clinicians at one hospital in the United States this article examines how clinicians talk about speaking up or not in the face of breaches in infection prevention technique. Accounts are analysed using a microsociological lens as stories of interaction, through which respondents appeal to situational and organisational realities of medical work that serve to justify speaking up or remaining silent. Analysis of these accounts reveals three influences on the decision to speak up, shaped by background conditions in the organisation; mutual focus of attention, interactional path dependence and the presence of an audience.

Length of Publication: Unspecified

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November 25, 2015

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