The association of professionalism and systems thinking with patient safety competency: A structural equation mode
A cross-sectional, descriptive survey study was conducted in 10 teaching hospitals in Tabriz, Iran. A total of 358 nursing staff with at least 12 months of experience in nursing were enrolled. Data were collected using the Professionalism scale, Systems Thinking Scale, and Patient Safety Competency Self-Evaluation tool. Structural equation modelling analysis was performed to test the relationship between variables. The professionalism and systems thinking of hospital nurses play a pivotal role as predictors in patient safety competency. Training opportunities, mentorship, and nursing managers’ leadership are needed to assist hospital nurses in their perceptions of professionalism and systems thinking.