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Where Do You Want to Give Report?

Spivey, Jennifer RN

doi: 10.1097/DCC.0000000000000064
Leadership DIMENSION

Traditionally, nurses have met in a conference room to give each other end-of-shift report. Many hospitals are now moving to bedside report. Which does the research support as best practice? What are the ethical and practical issues of each? This article answers those questions.

Jennifer Spivey, RN, is CNII at Duke University Hospital.

The author has disclosed that she has no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Jennifer Spivey, RN, 1403 Lees Chapel Rd, Sanford, NC 27330 (

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