Bedside nursing handover: patients' opinions

Lu, Sai, Kerr, Debra and McKinlay, Louise 2014, Bedside nursing handover: patients' opinions, International journal of nursing practice, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 451-459, doi: 10.1111/ijn.12158.

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Title Bedside nursing handover: patients' opinions
Author(s) Lu, Sai
Kerr, DebraORCID iD for Kerr, Debra
McKinlay, Louise
Journal name International journal of nursing practice
Volume number 20
Issue number 5
Start page 451
End page 459
Total pages 9
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of publication Milton, Qld.
Publication date 2014-10
ISSN 1322-7114
Keyword(s) bedside handover
Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
patient-centred care
patients' perceptions
Summary Within the context of contemporary nursing practice, bedside handover has been advocated as a potentially more suitable mode for achieving patient-centred care. Given that patients can play an important role in the process, better understanding of patients' perspectives of bedside handover could be a critical determinate for successful implementation of the practice. Using a phenomenological approach, this study attempted to explore patients' perceptions of bedside nursing handover. Four key themes emerged from the patient interviews: 'a more effective and personalised approach', 'being empowered and contributing to error minimization', 'privacy, confidentiality and sensitive topics', and 'training need and avoidance of using technical jargon'. Patients welcome bedside handover as they can be empowered through participation in the process. Nevertheless, attention is needed to ensure that adequate training is provided to nurses and to minimize the use of technical jargon so that handover is delivered with a professional and consistent approach.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/ijn.12158
Field of Research 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
1110 Nursing
Socio Economic Objective 920210 Nursing
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2013, Wiley Publishing Asia
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