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Acta Paulista de Enfermagem

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RIGOBELLO, Mayara Carvalho Godinho et al. The climate of patient safety: perception of nursing professionals. Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.5, pp.728-735. ISSN 1982-0194.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the perception of the safety climate of nursing professionals working in the medical and surgical clinics of a teaching hospital. METHODS: A cross-sectional, descriptive study using a quantitative approach. We used the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire (SAQ) - Short Form 2006, translated into the Portuguese language. RESULTS: The perception of the safety climate of the professionals varied according to gender, clinic, professional category and time of work. Job satisfaction was demonstrated by all professionals, with scores above 75, while the domain of Perception of Management presented much lower values. CONCLUSION: Professional satisfaction, dialogue and support for the team on the part of the administration are essential to ensuring patient safety. To know the perception of nursing professionals about the climate of safety contributes to the improvement of health care and to the reduction of risks to the patient.

Keywords : Perception; Organizational culture; Safety management.

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