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Education for culture of patient safety: Implications to professional training

Wiliam Wegner Silvana Cruz da Silva Karen Jeanne Cantarelli Kantorski Caroline Maier Predebon Márcia Otero Sanches Eva Neri Rubim Pedro About the authors

ABSTRACT

Objective:

To know the strategies adopted for the construction of patient safety culture from the perspective of health professionals.

Methods:

A qualitative exploratory case study, held with 23 health professionals that work in a public teaching hospital, between August and December of 2010, conducted through semi-structured interviews and thematic analysis supported by QSR NVivo software.

Results:

From the analysis emerged two categories - Construction of patient safety culture; and Education for patient safety - which addressed from the health professionals' perspective the need to learn from mistakes, the importance of teamwork, invest in continuing education and curriculum changes in training courses.

Conclusion:

The acknowledgement of mistakes, the strengthening of teamwork, stimulus to continuing education and cross integration of the theme in professional training are strategies to build patient safety culture.

Keywords:
Patient safety; Continuing education; Teaching; Health professionals

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