ARTICLE: CONTINUING EDUCATIONMissed Nursing Care A Qualitative StudyKalisch, Beatrice J. PhD, RN, FAANAuthor Information School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Corresponding author: Beatrice J. Kalisch, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, 400 N Ingalls Str, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (e-mail: [email protected]). The author thanks Suzanne Begeny, MS, RN, and Rebecca Gascoyne, MS, RN, who conducted the initial analyses of the focus groups. Accepted for publication: December 27, 2005 Journal of Nursing Care Quality: October 2006 - Volume 21 - Issue 4 - p 306-313 Buy Take the CE Test Abstract The purpose of this study was to determine nursing care regularly missed on medical-surgical units and reasons for missed care. Nine elements of regularly missed nursing care (ambulation, turning, delayed or missed feedings, patient teaching, discharge planning, emotional support, hygiene, intake and output documentation, and surveillance) and 7 themes relative to the reasons for missing this care were reported by nursing staff. © 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.