Comparing written and oral approaches to clinical reporting in nursing.
Summary of "Comparing written and oral approaches to clinical reporting in nursing."
Abstract Patient safety is compromised if vital clinical information is not available to all members of the healthcare team. Therefore, it is important to understand the differences between patient information found in nursing documentation and information presented at clinical nursing handover. Content and textual analyses of two data sets were undertaken: one containing 67 examples of nursing documentation and the other containing 195 transcripts of clinical handover to understand the scope and construction of patient information found in each communication system. Clinical handover produced a comprehensive picture of the patient's condition and care whereas nursing documentation tended to present a series of descriptions of tasks performed by nurses. There is a need to investigate new systems of communication promoting congruence between clinical handover and nursing documentation to ensure that all patient information can be accessed by all interested parties.
Lecturer in Clinical Leadership, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South DC, NSW, 1797, Australia.
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Name: Contemporary nurse
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22721164
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5172/conu.2012.2688
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