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Research Report:

The Role of Healthcare Work Environments in Shaping a Safety Culture

by Graham Lowe


A strong safety culture is critical to the ability of Canada's health care institutions and facilities to deliver high quality patient services.  To meet this goal, these organizations need to build and sustain an organization-wide understanding and practice of safety.  In The Role of Healthcare Work Environments in Shaping a Safety Culture, CPRN Research Associate Graham Lowe discusses the importance that workplace environment factors such as work features and occupational or organizational practices play in creating a culture of safety.  The study is based on a 2006 Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA) survey of allied health professional and technical workers in Alberta.

Release Date: 8 May 2008
Number of pages: 10
Document number: 49889