Tzeng, Huey-Ming PhD, RN; Yin, Chang-Yi MA
Division of Nursing Business and Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Dr Tzeng); and Department of History, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan (Mr Yin).
Corresponding Author: Huey-Ming Tzeng, PhD, RN, Division of Nursing Business and Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, 400 N Ingalls, Room 4156, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 ([email protected]).
Accepted for publication: November 8, 2008
In the article that appeared on pages 232–242 of the July/September 24(3) issue, the following text should have been attributed to Deitrick et al (J Nurs Care Qual. 2006;21:316–324). This error has been noted in the online version of the article, which is available at www.jncqjournal.com.
The following text (on pages 232–233) should have been attributed to Deitrick et al.(p316) “It is one of the few means by which patients can exercise control over their care on the unit. When patients use the call light, it is usually to summon the nurse for information or assistance. Patients expect that when they push the call light button, a nursing staff member will answer or come to them. Conversely, call lights have been commonly perceived by nursing staff as noise and interruptions to nursing tasks instead of an important way for patients to request assistance.”
The following text (on page 233) should have been attributed to Deitrick et al.(p323) “It is important for unit staff to recognize that call lights are legitimate ways for patients to test the responsiveness of the hospital system to have their needs taken care of.”
Journal of Nursing Care Quality.