Journal of Education and
Research in Nursing
Original Article

Nurses’ Perceptions of Clinical Governance Climate


Department of Health Care Services, Bayburt University Vocational School of Health Services, Bayburt, Turkey


Department of Nursing, Karadeniz Technical University Faculty of Health Sciences, Trabzon, Turkey

Journal of Education and Research in Nursing 2022; 19: 198-207
DOI: 10.5152/jern.2022.54289
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Background: Clinical governance climate is a governance approach that aims at supporting communication and interaction, minimizing errors, and continually improving and develop- ing service process in organizations.

Methods: The study population was composed of 1845 nurses working at public, university, and private hospitals in Trabzon Province. The sample was composed of 315 nurses recruited using a stratified sampling method. Data were collected using Information Request Form and Clinical Governance Climate Questionnaire.

Results: According to the nurses, the clinical governance climate score of hospitals was 182.62 ± 28.32 (min = 60, max = 300). In the study, it was found that the average total score and the sub-scale scores of the clinical governance climate of those nurses who were (1) aged ≤25 years and ≥36 years; (2) were female; (3) worked in managerial positions; (4) chose the clinical service where they were employed willingly; (5) were satisfied with the clinical service, nursing profession, and managers; (6) cared for 11-20 patients in a shift, knew what clinical governance was; and (7) joined trainings/meetings about clinical governance were significantly and statistically different as compared to other nurses (P < .05).

Conclusion: Nurses regarded and assessed the clinical governance climate of the hospitals where they worked as moderate. As a result of the study, it was recommended that educa- tions and trainings about clinical governance climate be provided to nurses; interventions that will maximize their satisfaction be made; they be given the chance to choose the clini- cal servicers where they will work; and the number of patients be kept balanced.

Cite this article as: Köroğlu N, Öztürk H. Nurses’ perceptions of clinical governance climate. J Educ Res Nurs. 2022;19(2):198-207.

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