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Nursing professionals in Qatar enjoy a strong organisational and management support, reveals a survey conducted by the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), an initiative of Qatar Foundation (QF).
Initial findings of the 2018 survey were presented at the recent Middle East Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare (MEF). They show that 89 percent of the nurses surveyed believe that they receive organisational support for learning and continuous improvement; 88 percent say there is sufficient teamwork within the units they work in, and 73% feel they are provided with management support in promoting patient safety.
WISH conducted the survey to investigate nurses’ perceptions of patient safety culture in Qatar.
A WISH report published in 2015, titled ‘Transforming Patient Safety: A Sector-Wide Systems Approach’, highlighted gaps and barriers to achieving the goal of zero harm to patients. The findings of the global report led the WISH research team to conduct the Qatar-focused study.
Further research was carried out by WISH at MEF, with nurses filling out a survey on migration patterns and language barriers in the hospital environment, and all delegates at the conference invited to share their opinions on men in nursing. WISH also hosted a workshop titled ‘Creating a Culture of Safety: The Role of Nurses’ at the conference.
WISH conducted a total of 167 surveys. The surveys measured perceptions on patient safety culture, including communication openness, feedback about errors and staffing.
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