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Alaa Mohamed Salah El-Demerdash Wafaa. A. Elhosany Mohamed Ahmed Mahmoud Hefny

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Background: Attainment of the forces of magnetism improves the recruitment and retention of nurses. Also, the higher levels of nurses' autonomy and empowerment in magnet hospitals improve patient safety culture. The need for assessing patient safety culture within hospitals and determining the areas of improvement become urgent. The aim of the study: This study aims to identify the relationship between the fourteen forces of magnetism and patient safety culture at Suez Canal University hospitals. Subject and method: A descriptive correlational design was utilized to carry out this study. A sample of 324 staff nurses was included in this study. The study was conducted in Suez Canal University Hospitals. Tools: two tools were used. Tool1: "Forces of magnetism questionnaire" was developed by the researcher. Tool2: "Hospital survey on patient safety culture" was adopted from Agency for healthcare research and quality (AHRQ) and modified by the researcher. Results: There are positive correlations between all forces of magnetism and patient safety culture at Suez Canal University Hospitals. There is a highly significant positive correlation between total magnetism and patient safety culture at Suez Canal University Hospitals. Conclusion: Suez Canal University Hospitals were evaluated by the majority of studied nurses as moderate magnetic hospitals. Only five dimensions of patient safety culture were considered as areas of potential improvement at Suez Canal University Hospitals. Recommendations: Modification of hospital policies of remaining and recruiting nurses and establishing a climate of communication openness, teamwork and non-punitive response to errors

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Background: Attainment of the forces of magnetism improves the recruitment and retention of nurses. Also, the higher levels of nurses' autonomy and empowerment in magnet hospitals improve patient safety culture. The need for assessing patient safety culture within hospitals and determining the areas of improvement become urgent. The aim of the study: This study aims to identify the relationship between the fourteen forces of magnetism and patient safety culture at Suez Canal University hospitals. Subject and method: A descriptive correlational design was utilized to carry out this study. A sample of 324 staff nurses was included in this study. The study was conducted in Suez Canal University Hospitals. Tools: two tools were used. Tool1: "Forces of magnetism questionnaire" was developed by the researcher. Tool2: "Hospital survey on patient safety culture" was adopted from Agency for healthcare research and quality (AHRQ) and modified by the researcher. Results: There are positive correlations between all forces of magnetism and patient safety culture at Suez Canal University Hospitals. There is a highly significant positive correlation between total magnetism and patient safety culture at Suez Canal University Hospitals. Conclusion: Suez Canal University Hospitals were evaluated by the majority of studied nurses as moderate magnetic hospitals. Only five dimensions of patient safety culture were considered as areas of potential improvement at Suez Canal University Hospitals. Recommendations: Modification of hospital policies of remaining and recruiting nurses and establishing a climate of communication openness, teamwork and non-punitive response to errors

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