Facilitators and Barriers Influencing Patient Safety in Swedish Hospitals: A Qualitative Study of Nurses’ Perceptions

This interview study aimed to explore perceived facilitators and barriers influencing patient safety among nurses involved in the direct provision of care. Considering the importance of nurses with regard to patient safety, this knowledge could facilitate the development and implementation of better solutions. [from abstract]

Factors Associated with Evidence-Based Practice among Registered Nurses in Sweden: A National Cross-Sectional Study

The aim of the study was to examine individual and organizational factors associated with evidence-based practice activities as a tool to increase the quality of care and patient safety activities among registered nurses 2 years post-graduation. [adapted from abstract]

Patient's Silence towards the Healthcare System after Ethical Transgressions by Staff: Associations with Patient Characteristics in a Cross-Sectional Study among Swedish Female Patients

The objective of this study was to identify which patient characteristics are associated with silence towards the healthcare system after experiences of abusive or ethically wrongful transgressive behaviour by healthcare staff. [from abstract]

Staff's Perception of Abuse in Healthcare: A Swedish Qualitative Study

The study objective was to apprehend changes in the attitude of healthcare staff to abuse in healthcare after an intervention, based on a program called “Forum Play.” [adapted from author]

Mangers' Perceptions of the Manager Role in Relation to Physicians: a Qualitative Interview Study of the Top Managers in Swedish Healthcare

This study focused on the manager role in the manager-physician relationship, considered from the manager perspective. The aim was to understand how top executives in Swedish healthcare regard management of physicians in their organisations, and what this implies for the manager role in relation to the medical profession.

Monitoring the Newly Qualified Nurses in Swede: the Longitudinal Analysis of Nursing Education (LANE) Study

The LANE study aims to longitudinally examine a wide variety of individual and work-related variables related to psychological and physical health, as well as rates of employee and occupational turnover, and professional development among nursing students in the process of becoming registered nurses and entering working life. The aim of this paper is to present the LANE study, to estimate representativeness and analyse response rates over time, and also to describe common career pathways and life transitions during the first years of working life. [adapted from abstract]

Reincentivizing: a New Theory on Work and Work Absence

Work capacity correlates weakly to disease concepts, which in turn are insufficient to explain sick leave behavior. With data mainly from Sweden, a welfare state with high sickness absence rates, our aim was to develop an explanatory theory of how to understand and deal with work absence and sick leave. In this paper we present a theory of work incentives and how to deal with work absence. [from abstract]

Guidelines on Workplace Violence in the Health Sector: Comparison of Major Known National Guidelines and Strategies: United Kingdom, Australia, Sweden, USA (OSHA and California)

The present study reviews and analyses major known national guidelines and strategies for prevention and management of workplace violence. The purpose is to get a detailed picture of strategies recommended, a better knowledge on existing guidance for employers and employees. Another objective is to obtain information on the implementation processes and the impact of the reviewed guidelines. Identification of good practices as well as gaps shall serve as a basis for lessons learnt for the development of future guidance materials.

Planning Human Resources in Health Care: Towards an Economic Approach, An International Comparative Review

To inform the design and implementation of improved workforce planning systems, a review of healthcare systems and interaction between systems of service delivery and approaches to planning human resources was done in five countries: Australia, France, Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom. These represent different welfare state regimes, and a range of health systems dominated by national taxation, local taxation and social insurance. [from executive summary]