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Hashemi F, Nikbakht Nasrabadi A, Asghari F. The obstacles of reporting nursing errors in Iran: a qualitative study. ijme. 2011; 4 (2) :53-64
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Reporting professional errors is an essential step towards improving patient safety not only in hospitals but also outpatient healthcare centers. Unfortunately, nurses, like many other members of the medical team, do not report most of their mistakes and errors in performance. The objective of this study was to assess possible determinants of the tendency to report nursing errors by exploring the experiences of clinical nurses and nursing managers in this regard. In this qualitative study, 115 nurses employed by hospitals and specialty clinics of Tehran and Shiraz Universities of Medical Sciences were enrolled. Data were collected through 17 sessions of semi-structured discussion groups, and contents were examined and analyzed based on an empirical-analytic approach. The main patterns observed in this study included 1) nurses' overall perception of error, 2) obstacles in reporting nursing errors, 3) motives of reporting error. Reporting errors can provide valuable information for prevention of future errors and improvement of patient safety. Overall, considering the obstacles and motives of reporting nursing errors, there is need for codes and regulations in which the process of reporting error and the components of error are clearly determined and defined.
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Type of Study: review | Subject: Nursing ethics
Received: 2013/06/17 | Accepted: 2013/07/13 | Published: 2013/07/13

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