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Patient preferences for participation in patient care and safety activities in hospitals

Ringdal, Mona, Chaboyer, Wendy, Ulin, Kerstin, Bucknall, Tracey and Oxelmark, Lena 2017, Patient preferences for participation in patient care and safety activities in hospitals, BMC nursing, vol. 16, pp. 1-8, doi: 10.1186/s12912-017-0266-7.

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Title Patient preferences for participation in patient care and safety activities in hospitals
Author(s) Ringdal, Mona
Chaboyer, Wendy
Ulin, Kerstin
Bucknall, TraceyORCID iD for Bucknall, Tracey orcid.org/0000-0001-9089-3583
Oxelmark, Lena
Journal name BMC nursing
Volume number 16
Article ID 69
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Publisher BioMed Central
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2017-11-21
ISSN 1472-6955
Keyword(s) Communication
Nursing
Participation
Patient engagement
Patient involvement
Patient participation
Patient safety
Patient-centred care
Shared decision-making
Summary Background
Active patient participation is a patient safety priority for health care. Yet, patients and their preferences are less understood. The aim of the study was to explore hospitalised patients’ preferences on participation in their care and safety activities in Sweden.

Methods
Exploratory qualitative study. Data were collected over a four-month period in 2013 and 2014. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 20 patients who were admitted to one of four medical wards at a university hospital in Sweden. Data were analysed using thematic analysis.

Results
Nine men and eleven women, whose median age was 72 years (range 22–89), were included in the study. Five themes emerged with the thematic analysis: endorsing participation; understanding enables participation; enacting patient safety by participation; impediments to participation; and the significance of participation. This study demonstrated that patients wanted to be active participants in their care and safety activities by having a voice and being a part of the decision-making process, sharing information and possessing knowledge about their conditions. These factors were all enablers for patient participation. However, a number of barriers hampered participation, such as power imbalances, lack of patient acuity and patient uncertainty. Patients’ participation in care and patient safety activities seemed to determine whether patients were feeling safe or ignored.

Conclusion
This study contributes to the existing literature with fundamental evidence of patients’ willingness to participate in care and safety activities. Promoting patient participation begins by understanding the patients’ unique preferences and needs for care, establishing a good relationship and paying attention to each patient’s ability to participate despite their illness.
Language eng
DOI 10.1186/s12912-017-0266-7
Field of Research 1110 Nursing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2017, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30109437

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research
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