Nurses' perspectives regarding the disclosure of errors to patients: a qualitative study.
McLennan SR, Diebold M, Rich LE, Elger BS. Int J Nurs Stud. 2014 Oct 9; [Epub ahead of print].
In this qualitative interview study, most nurses believed that errors should be disclosed to patients, but few of them reported actually disclosing errors. Barriers to error disclosure included insufficient training, lack of organizational support, and personal fears. These findings are consistent with prior studies of physicians and underscore the difficulty in making error disclosure the standard of care.
Ethical issues in patient safety: implications for nursing management.
Kangasniemi M, Vaismoradi M, Jasper M, Turunen H. Nurs Ethics. 2013;20:904-916.
The contribution of nurses to incident disclosure: a narrative review.
Harrison R, Birks Y, Hall J, Bosanquet K, Harden M, Iedema R. Int J Nurs Stud. 2014;51:334-345.
Building a Culture of Candour: a Review of the Threshold for the Duty of Candour and of the Incentives for Care Organisations to Be Candid.
Dalton D, Williams N. London, UK: The Royal College of Surgeons of England; March 2014.
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An observational study: associations between nurse-reported hospital characteristics and estimated 30-day survival probabilities.
Tvedt C, Sjetne IS, Helgeland J, Bukholm G. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014;23:757-764.