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Critical care nurses' beliefs about discharge planning process: a questionnaire survey

Watts, Rosemary, Pierson, Jane and Gardner, Heather 2006, Critical care nurses' beliefs about discharge planning process: a questionnaire survey, International journal of nursing studies, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 269-279, doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2005.04.005.

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Title Critical care nurses' beliefs about discharge planning process: a questionnaire survey
Author(s) Watts, Rosemary
Pierson, Jane
Gardner, Heather
Journal name International journal of nursing studies
Volume number 43
Issue number 3
Start page 269
End page 279
Publisher Pergamon
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2006-03
ISSN 0020-7489
1873-491X
Keyword(s) critical care nursing
critical care nurse
discharge planning process
continuity of care
beliefs
Summary Aim: To report on the beliefs of critical care nurses with regard to the discharge planning process, in Victoria, Australia.

Methods:
An exploratory descriptive design was used. A total of 502 Victorian critical care nurses were approached to take part in the study. A total of 218 eligible participants completed the survey, which represented a nett response rate of 43.4%. The data were analysed using descriptive statistics.

Results: The current discharge planning processes are ad hoc and influenced by patient acuity. Critical care nurses believe that workload issues, unplanned discharges and inadequate communication contribute to difficulties implementing the discharge plan.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2005.04.005
Field of Research 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2005, Elsevier Ltd
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003861

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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