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BACKGROUND Much of the research on improving patient handovers has focused on enhancing communication within the hospital system, but there have been relatively few efforts aimed at addressing the challenges at the interface between the hospital and the primary care setting. METHODS A qualitative thematic analysis using a clinical microsystems lens(More)
BACKGROUND Patient safety experts have postulated that increasing patient participation in communications during patient handovers will improve the quality of patient transitions, and that this may reduce hospital readmissions. Choosing strategies that enhance patient safety through improved handovers requires better understanding of patient experiences and(More)
This study defined age stereotypes as attitudes toward specific age groups which differ significantly from those held toward other age groups. Characteristics ascribed by 72 Caucasian female student nurses to five different age groups (children, adolescents, young adults, middle-aged adults, and old adults) were identified and compared. Repeated measures(More)
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