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Table 6 Aspects of professional practice reported as important in preventing professional misconduct by at least 25 % of the nursing staff; differences depending on educational level and experience with professional misconduct (n = 235 to 236)

From: Dealing with professional misconduct by colleagues in home care: a nationwide survey among nursing staff

  Total Educational level Experience with professional misconduct
   CNA RN-a RN-b Chi 2 p Yes No Chi 2 p
Positive team climate/culture of openness 75.4 % 77.5 % 74.1 % 71.9 % 0.70 0.704 72.9 % 77.1 % 0.55 0.459
Discussing incidents 67.4 % 68.3 % 69.0 % 64.9 % 0.27 0.875 66.7 % 67.9 % 0.04 0.848
Good communication between healthcare workers 57.2 % 58.3 % 60.3 % 50.9 % 1.22 0.542 54.2 % 59.3 % 0.61 0.435
Support and guidance by nurse managers 49.2 % 52.5 % 51.7 % 40.4 % 2.45 0.293 47.9 % 50.0 % 0.10 0.753
Transparent communication patterns 40.7 % 47.5 % 43.1 % 24.6 % 8.58 0.014* 42.7 % 39.3 % 0.28 0.599
Sufficiently qualified staff 40.7 % 35.8 % 43.1 % 49.1 % 2.99 0.225 45.8 % 37.1 % 1.78 0.182
Regular performance appraisal interviews 34.3 % 35.0 % 34.5 % 31.6 % 0.21 0.901 40.6 % 30.0 % 2.85 0.091
Individual work support or supervision 25.9 % 24.2 % 25.9 % 28.1 % 0.31 0.855 30.2 % 22.9 % 1.61 0.205
  1. * Statistically significant