Paper Information

Journal:   MEDICAL ETHICS   WINTER 2016 , Volume 9 , Number 34; Page(s) 11 To 30.
 
Paper: 

COMMITTED NURSE: THIS PATIENT IS WRONG

 
 
Author(s):  SHALI MAHBOOBEH*, JOOLAEE SOODABEH, HOOSHMAND ABBAS, HAGHANI HAMID
 
* SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY, ZANJAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, ZANJAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background and aim: The correct patient identification is a key step in performing Safe therapeutic procedures for patients and Nurses’ professional commitment has an important impact on improving patient care. This study examines the Relationship between Nurses professional commitment and patient Misidentification.
Methods: This is a cross-sectional, correlational study. Through a stratified sampling method, 300 nurses were selected. Data were collected by a three-part questionnaire consisted of demographic data, Misidentification and Nurses Professional Commitment questionnaire.
Data were analyzed on SPSS software version 16 using descriptive and statistics and Pearson's correlation coefficient.
Findings: The participants were between 22-50 years old and the majority of them was women (86.7%) and married (64%). The mean score for Patient Misidentification was 9 (Low) for each nurses in past 3 months and it was 86 (Committed) for Nurses Professional Commitment and there was significant relationship between Patient Misidentification and Nurses Professional Commitment (p<0.049).
Conclusion: The incidence of patient Misidentification by Committed Nurses indicates on Inevitability of the error. Therefore, making strategies to reporting errors and get help from other members of the care team can help in preventing and reducing errors.

 
Keyword(s): PATIENT SAFETY, PROFESSIONAL COMMITMENT, PATIENT MISIDENTIFICATION, NURSING ERROR
 
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