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Name of Corresponding Author

Ohoud Aldughmi

Credentials of Corresponding Author


Name of Faculty Advisor

Kathleen Bobay


the purpose of the study is to examine the effects of perceived patient safety culture and psychological safety of nurses on the intention to report errors.

Background and significance

Enhancing patient safety has become a high priority in most healthcare organizations around the world. The interest in providing safe care has increased due to the negative influence of unsafe care experienced by patients and healthcare organizations. Even if there are attempts to improve patient safety in Saudi Arabia, there are still serious medical errors being made. Many studies revealed that the blaming environment is one of the reasons for not reporting errors in Saudi hospitals. There is also a lack of research on a patient safety culture (PSC) topic in general and the factors affecting the reporting of errors by nurses in Saudi Arabia. To create a PSC environment, healthcare providers' intentions to engage in reporting patient safety events should be explained and predicted

Theoretical/Conceptual framework

The theory of planned behavior (TPB) will be used to predict and explain people's intentions to engage in reporting activities


A quantitative cross-sectional study


Patients should not be hurt by the care that is supposed to help them. The healthcare environment is rich with the possibility of errors, so creating an environment that helps to discover and prevent errors is necessary to have high-quality care.



Errors reporting and Patient Safety Culture in Saudi Hospitals