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Patient Safety Climate and Leadership in the Emergency Department

  • Author / Creator
    Al-Ahmadi, Somaia
  • The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between the four leadership archetypes identified using the Competing Values Framework and patient safety climate in the ED. We used an established patient safety-rating instrument, the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire, to assess the safety climate. The leadership archetypes were assessed using the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire. Data were gathered using a survey tool approaching RNs from the Emergency Nurses Interest Group and the College and Association of the Registered Nurses of Alberta. Multivariate analyses were used to explore measures of patient safety climate and measures of the leadership archetypes using Pearson’s correlation and OLS regression models. The findings provide particular support for a contingent relationship between employee-centered leadership and entrepreneurial leadership, and patient safety climate in the Emergency Department. Employee-centered and entrepreneurial leadership archetypes were found to be instrumental in fostering patient safety climate in the ED.

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  • Graduation date
    2011-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3K70J
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Public Health Sciences
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Rondeau, Kent (SPH)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Zakariasen, Ken (SPH)
    • Wilson, Donna (Nursing)
    • Jhangri, Gian (SPH)
    • Francescutti, Louis (SPH)