The purpose of this project was to identify nurses'beliefs about medication incident reporting.
A new medication incident form was developed and trialled in six clinical units.
Forty-three nurses from these areas were recruited to participate in the project, with a 20-point self-reporting questionnaire and focus group discussions being used to collect the data.
Theme analysis of the data was undertaken with the results of the project indicating nurses report medication incidents that are life threatening to patients, but do not want identifying information collected about themselves.
This situation represents nurses'fear of reprimand from those in authority and may also indicate an unwillingness to accept responsibility for errors in which they may be merely the final player in a complex series of events.
The results of the project also highlight problems associated with self-reported medication incident monitoring and challenge its effectiveness in gathering data required by managers and staff development educators.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infirmier, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Croyance, Erreur humaine, Médicament, Chimiothérapie, Traitement, Communication, Milieu hospitalier, Surveillance, Incident, Pratique professionnelle, Autoévaluation, Australie, Océanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nurse, Health staff, Human, Belief, Human error, Drug, Chemotherapy, Treatment, Communication, Hospital environment, Surveillance, Mishap, Professional practice, Self evaluation, Australia, Oceania
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0424488
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 25/01/1999.