Journal Article
Study

Nursing staff's perceptions of patient safety in psychiatric inpatient care.

Kanerva A; Lammintakanen J; Kivinen T.

Although patient safety has been a focus of nursing care in hospitals, this study found significant gaps in nurses' perceptions of patient safety in psychiatric inpatient units. For example, none of the interviewed nurses mentioned the importance of preventing inpatient suicide, which was the topic of a recent Joint Commission sentinel event alert.