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Journal of Nursing Care Quality:
doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e31822abf81

Not Overstepping Professional Boundaries: The Challenging Role of Nurses in Simulated Error Disclosures

Jeffs, Lianne PhD, RN; Espin, Sherry PhD, RN; Rorabeck, Lisa BA; Shannon, Sarah E. PhD, RN; Robins, Lynne PhD; Levinson, Wendy MD; Gallagher, Thomas H. MD; Gladkova, Olga PhD; Lingard, Lorelei PhD

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This article provides findings on the role of the nurse in simulated team-based error disclosures. Triangulation of 3 qualitative data sets revealed that a tension exists for nurses in the error disclosure process as they attempt to balance professional boundaries. Study findings point to multilevel strategies including cultural, structural, and educational approaches to enhancing the key roles that nurses need to play in error disclosure to patients and families.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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