Clinical risk management and patient safety education for nurses : a critique

Johnstone, Megan-Jane and Kanitsaki, Olga 2007, Clinical risk management and patient safety education for nurses : a critique, Nurse education today, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 185-191, doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2006.04.011.

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Title Clinical risk management and patient safety education for nurses : a critique
Author(s) Johnstone, Megan-Jane
Kanitsaki, Olga
Journal name Nurse education today
Volume number 27
Issue number 3
Start page 185
End page 191
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Place of publication Kidlington, England
Publication date 2007-04
ISSN 0260-6917
Keyword(s) health care
clinical risk management
patient safety
quality care
nurse education
interprofessional education
graduate nurses
Summary Nurses have a pivotal role to play in clinical risk management (CRM) and promoting patient safety in health care domains. Accordingly, nurses need to be prepared educationally to manage clinical risk effectively when delivering patient care. Just what form the CRM and safety education of nurses should take, however, remains an open question. A recent search of the literature has revealed a surprising lack of evidence substantiating models of effective CRM and safety education for nurses. In this paper, a critical discussion is advanced on the question of CRM and safety education for nurses and the need for nurse education in this area to be reviewed and systematically researched as a strategic priority, nationally and internationally. It is a key contention of this paper that without ‘good’ safety education research it will not be possible to ensure that the educational programs that are being offered to nurses in this area are evidence-based and designed in a manner that will enable nurses to develop the capabilities they need to respond effectively to the multifaceted and complex demands that are inherent in their ethical and professional responsibilities to promote and protect patient safety and quality care in health care domains.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2006.04.011
Field of Research 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Elsevier Ltd.
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