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Patients It ' s Not All About Me : Motivating Hand Hygiene Among Health Care Professionals by Focusing on

  title={Patients It ' s Not All About Me : Motivating Hand Hygiene Among Health Care Professionals by Focusing on},
  author={Adam M. Grant and David Hofmann},
Diseases often spread in hospitals because health care professionals fail to wash their hands. Research suggests that to increase health and safety behaviors, it is important to highlight the personal consequences for the actor. However, because people (and health care professionals in particular) tend to be overconfident about personal immunity, the most effective messages about hand hygiene may be those that highlight its consequences for other people. In two field experiments in a hospital… 

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