Lianne Jeffs

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BACKGROUND Low-value clinical practices are common in healthcare, yet the optimal approach to de-adopting these practices is unknown. The objective of this study was to systematically review the literature on de-adoption, document current terminology and frameworks, map the literature to a proposed framework, identify gaps in our understanding of(More)
BACKGROUND Antipsychotic medications are routinely prescribed in nursing homes to address the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. Unfortunately, inappropriate prescribing of antipsychotic medications is common and associated with increased morbidity, adverse drug events, and hospitalizations. Multifaceted interventions can achieve a 12-20 %(More)
Despite the focus on patient safety and quality health care for the last two decades, there is still limited understanding of how interprofessional interactions at an organizational or work unit level influence how clinicians perceive and respond to safety events and errors. Within the rubric of safety events, there has been a growing interest in near(More)
Given how important care processes are to the nursing profession, it is imperative that nurses take a lead role in building capacity for nursing research and that they make a strong contribution to building the body of knowledge in the area of patient safety. The authors present an overview of a current nursing-led patient safety study in which building(More)
This qualitative study was conducted to define and describe what constitutes and contributes to near miss occurrences in the health-care system and what is needed to ensure safer processes of care. Nine health-care organizations (13 sites total) including six academic health sciences centres (acute care, mental health and geriatric) and three community(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore nursing leadership for patient safety in critical care and identify opportunities to improve leadership that promotes patient safety. BACKGROUND There is limited systematic evidence about how nurses lead the microsystem of critical care and to the creation of a culture of patient safety. METHODS Focus groups of multidisciplinary(More)
How service providers and service users view near misses in their daily practice within the rubric of patient safety events is not well understood. Further no studies were located that explored near misses specifically in mental health settings in Canada. In this context, a qualitative study was undertaken to gain insight into how service providers and(More)
Engaging clinical nurses in practice-based research is a cornerstone of professional nursing practice and a critical element in the delivery of high-quality patient care. Practising staff nurses are well suited to identify the phenomena and issues that are clinically relevant and appropriate for research. In response to the need to invest in and build(More)
INTRODUCTION Effective teamwork and interprofessional collaboration are vital for healthcare quality and safety; however, challenges persist in creating interprofessional teamwork and resilient professional teams. A study was undertaken to delineate perceptions of individuals involved with the implementation of an interprofessional patient safety(More)
An evolving body of literature suggests that the implementation of evidence based clinical and professional guidelines and strategies can improve patient care. However, gaps exist in our understanding of the effect of implementation of guidelines on outcomes, particularly patient outcomes. To address this gap, a measurement framework was developed to assess(More)