2020, Cilt 7, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 008-014
Medical Error Attitudes of Nurses From Different
Bilgen ÖZLÜK
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi, Necmettin Erbakan Üniversitesi, Hemşirelik Fakültesi Hemşirelik Bölümü Hemşirelikte Yönetim Anabilim Dalı, Konya, Türkiye
Keywords: Attitude, generation, medical error, nurse

Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the medical error attitudes of nurses from different generations.

Material and Methods: This descriptive study was conducted between January and February 2017 in a university hospital with 257 nurses. Data were collected with Scale of Attitudes towards Medical Errors. Ethics committee approval, permission from the institution in which the research was conducted and permission of the author who developed the scale were obtained. For statistical analysis, number, percentage, average and ANOVA tests were performed.

Results: It was determined that 24.9% of nurses were in Generation X and 68.9% were in Generation Y. The mean score of nurses' attitude towards medical errors was 2.32±0.34. There was a statistically significant difference between the generations and the “medical error perception” and the "causes of medical error" subdimensions (p<0.05).

Conclusion: In this study, it was determined that the awareness of “the importance of medical error and error reporting” in all four generations was low. In line with these results, it is recommended to increase medical error trainings and to establish systems to prevent errors and support error reporting in order to raise awareness.