Patient Safety, Staff Burnout and Work-life Balance: Organiza-tional Culture as a Resource for Health workers’ Well-being

Luo Lu, Hsing-Yu Chen, Yi-Ming Ko, Jui-Wen Chueh, Po-Ying Chen, Cary L Cooper

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Abstract

The present study focuses on the relationship between patient safety culture and health workers’ well-being. Applying the Conservation of Resources (COR) mechanism, we tested theory-based hypotheses in a large cross-disciplinary sample (N=3232) from a Taiwanese metropolitan healthcare system. Using the structural equation modeling technique, we found that patient safety culture was negatively related to staff burnout, and positively related to staff work-life balance. Furthermore, these structural relationships were invariant across groups of diverse staff demography and job characteristics. These findings can inform hospital decision-makers in investing in improvements of patient safety culture to promote employee well-being. Our theoretical reasoning also opens a revenue to utilize patient safety culture as an organizational resource in stress and coping of healthcare workers.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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