Journal Article
Study

A national study links nurses' physical and mental health to medical errors and perceived worksite wellness.

Melnyk BM, Orsolini L, Tan A, et al. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine. 2018;60:126-131.

Burnout and poor staff well-being impede a strong culture of safety. This large cross-sectional study determined that nurses who self-reported a physical or mental illness were more likely to also report involvement in a medical error compared to their healthier peers. In a recent PSNet interview, Linda Aiken discusses the relationship between nursing workforce issues and safety.