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Developing a Safety Climate: Shared Assumptions and Interventions

This project explored safety behaviour in the nursing environment and tested interventions believed to influence nurse behaviour and health outcomes

The researchers evaluated a workplace intervention aimed at improving the safety culture within nursing units in a Nova Scotia health district. The intervention included biweekly group discussions in which nursing staff explored the reasons for workplace accidents, identified solutions and developed action plans. Pre- and post-intervention surveys and participant feedback were used to assess the impact of the intervention

The authors also provide recommendations for future interventions

Principal Applicant: Michael Leiter (Acadia University – Nova Scotia)
Co-Applicants: Marilyn Pothier (Tri-District Shared Services); Elizabeth Henheffer, South Shore District Health Authority (Nova Scotia)
Funding Awarded: $49,618* (Innovation)

In partnership with the WCBs of Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan

Competition Year: 2008 File type: PDF (2 MB) Asset type: Research Research: RS2008-IG18