International Journal of Research Studies in Psychology
CollabWritive Special Issue
2023 Volume 9 Issue 2
Available Online: 31 December 2023
Barairo, Gretchen M.
Graduate School, Lyceum of the Philippines University – Batangas, Philippines
This study investigates the challenges ward nurses face in incident reporting, which is crucial for enhancing patient safety in healthcare settings. Utilizing a convergent mixed-method approach, it combines quantitative and qualitative data to offer comprehensive insights. Quantitatively, the study identifies prevalent incident types, revealing clinical incidents as most reported, followed by workplace, near-miss, and non-clinical incidents. Local working conditions emerge as the most significant contributory factor, guiding interventions to address the most influential elements in incident reporting practices. Qualitatively, Giorgi’s phenomenological approach is applied to explore the experiences of nine ward nurses. Ten significant themes emerge an open and non-punitive reporting environment, safety culture cultivation, and proactive crisis management. Barriers encompass risk assessment, transparency, and fostering a culture of advocacy. Integrating both findings provides a nuanced understanding of incident reporting among ward nurses, enabling the development of effective interventions. The study recommends a program addressing significant events while targeting underlying variables influencing reporting behaviors. This research contributes valuable insights and recommendations for healthcare practitioners striving to improve incident reporting systems and enhance patient safety in healthcare settings.
Keywords: barriers, contributory factors, incident reporting, ward nurses
Cite this article:
Barairo, G. M. (2023). Incident reporting of ward nurses: A basis of strengthening patient safety standards. International Journal of Research Studies in Psychology, 9(2), 29-50. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrsp.2023.2011