:: Volume 6, Issue 20 (Spring 2011) ::
IJNR 2011, 6(20): 30-43 Back to browse issues page
Nurses perceived worries from error disclosure: A qualitative study
Fatemeh Hashemi , Alireza Nikbakht * , Fariba Asghari
tehran ums , nikbakht@tums.ac.ir
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Introduction: Declaration of error is an important aspect of ethic and a necessity for care. It has some benefits for client, care givers and health institution. But always, many concerns prevent health care provider to perform this important and necessary intervention. This study was conducted to clarify these concerns from the perspective of the nurses. Methods: This was a qualitative study. The study question was what is the experiences and perceptions of nurses about their worries regard to error declaration or what factors affect this concerns? Purposeful sampling was used. The data was gathered by semi-structured focus groups with 115 nurses of two major university of Iran. The data was explored and analyzed according to inductive content analysis. Results: The data was classified in four groups, patient reaction related concerns, immediate manager reaction related concerns, job position related concerns and negative experiences from past error declaration incidences. Conclusion: According to the undeniable effects of "declaration of error to the patient and/or the family" on increase of safe care and reduction of error incidents, health providing system must reduce the concerns of health care providers in this area and provide appropriate context (situation) for this important caring intervention. Along with that, the reasons and benefits of error declaration should be increase by purposeful education of care givers especially health care managers and it is necessary that rules and regulations (Terms) of error declaration impose (pass) and all health care agencies should be informed to run them. (They should be communicate to run)
Keywords: Medical Errors, Health Services, Medication Errors/ethics, Nursing Staff, Hospital/ethics, Safety Management/ethics, Nursing/trends
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Type of Study: Nursing Management and Administration | Subject: nursing
Received: 2011/05/29 | Published: 2011/04/15

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