Patient Safety Awareness Week- A selection of free articles from SAGE Journals

The 13th – 19th March 2016 marks Patient Safety Awareness Week ­– an initiative of the PSWNational 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.

Clinical Risk

HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal
(Look out for HERD issue 9:4 due to be published this summer focusing specifically on patient safety)


Implementation of a visceral surgery clinical pathway: Evaluating patient satisfaction with information, safety and involvement in care

International Journal of Care Coordination

Journal of Health Services Research & Policy

Journal of Infection Prevention

Journal of Intellectual Disabilities

Journal of Patient Experience

Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Nordic Journal of Nursing Research

Research Ethics

*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.

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