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Journal Article

Thematic analysis of women's perspectives on the meaning of safety during hospital-based birth.

Lyndon A, Malana J, Hedli LC, et al. Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN. 2018;47:324-332.

A vital component of engaging patients in safety is eliciting their perspective on how they experience both routine care and adverse events. Researchers interviewed women who gave birth in hospitals about what contributed to their sense of safety. Participants emphasized clear communication and empathy as strategies to avoid psychological harm.