Nurse Educ 2019 Sep/Oct;44(5):261-264
Author Affiliations: Assistant Professor (Dr Walker), Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth; Professor (Dr Altmiller); School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science, The College of New Jersey, Ewing; Faculty (Ms Barkell), Nursing, Oakland Community College, Waterford, Michigan; Associate Professor (Dr Hromadik), Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Assistant Professor (Dr Toothaker), Department of Nursing, Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania.
Background: Patient safety efforts in practice have focused on creating a just culture where errors can be identified and reported, and system remedies created to prevent reoccurrence. The same is not true of nursing education where student experiences with error and the sequelae that follow focus on individual performance.
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to adapt the Just Culture Assessment Tool (JCAT) used in practice settings into a valid and reliable instrument to evaluate just culture in academic settings. Read More