The 13th – 19th March 2016 marks Patient Safety Awareness Week – an initiative of the National Patient Safety Foundation based in Boston, Massachusetts. As the foundation outlines, every day is patient safety day but this week is designed to create extra awareness about this crucial subject.
Whilst patient safety has always been imperative in health care systems throughout the world, it has significantly come to the fore over the last twenty years. In this time academic research has focused on many different areas of patient safety; from the patient’s role and perspective to promoting reporting and learning outcomes. It is the focus of continuing debate and research amongst healthcare professionals around the globe and is an area that is constantly being improved upon across patient care including: hospitals, in home care, doctor’s surgeries, pharmacies, and the emergency services.
Patient Safety has featured prominently across many SAGE journals over the past few years and this trend looks set to continue as academics and health care professionals find new and better ways to care for their patients. In order to support the continued investment in patient safety and help to build awareness about this critical aspect of healthcare, we have made a number articles, listed below, freely available for three months*.
Follow the discussion on Twitter this week by using the hashtags #psaw2016 and #unitedforpatientsafety and look out for free access to additional content from the following SAGE channels: SAGE Nursing, SAGE HealthInfo and SAGE Cardiology.
- First-year doctors’ attitudes and beliefs relating to quality improvement and patient safety
- Clinical risk and integrated care: Lessons from Accountable Care Organisations in the United States
HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal
(Look out for HERD issue 9:4 due to be published this summer focusing specifically on patient safety)
International Journal of Care Coordination
Journal of Health Services Research & Policy
Journal of Infection Prevention
- Clinical needs and outcomes of adults with intellectual disabilities accessing an inpatient assessment and treatment service and the implication for development of community services
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities
- Patient-centered care transition for patients admitted through the ED: improving patient and employee experience
Journal of Patient Experience
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
- Applying the Delphi method to generate interventions to reduce unnecessary interruptions in clinical nursing
- Operating theatre nurses’ experiences of teamwork for safe surgery
Nordic Journal of Nursing Research
*You may already have access to these articles through a library or other subscription.
Search for more articles on SAGE Journals. All articles are free to access for a period of 3 months.