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Patient Safety and Patient Safety Culture: Foundations of Excellent Health Care Delivery.
In 1999, patient safety moved to the forefront of health care based upon astonishing statistics and a landmark report released by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). This repor4 To Err is Human:Expand
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Patient Safety Culture in Nephrology Nurse Practice Settings: Initial Findings.
Patient safety culture has been studied in many practice settings, but there is a dearth of information on the culture of safety in nephrology nurse practice settings. This research study employedExpand
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Transformative learning during nursing education: a model of interconnectivity.
  • Tamara M Kear
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Nurse education today
  • 1 September 2013
Higher education strives to transform students by opening their minds to different world views. This study investigated the transformative experiences of students using narrative analysis methodologyExpand
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Patient Handoffs: What They Are and How They Contribute to Patient Safety.
  • Tamara M Kear
  • Medicine
  • Nephrology nursing journal : journal of the…
  • 1 July 2016
Communication and patient handoffs during transitions in care have been increasingly investigated due to their relationships with patient safety, quality of care, and efficiency. Handoffs occur atExpand
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Patient Safety Culture in Nephrology Nurse Practice Settings: Results by Primary Work Unit, Organizational Work Setting, and Primary Role.
Patient safety culture is critical to the achievement of patient safety. In 2014, a landmark national study was conducted to investigate patient safety culture in nephrology nurse practice settings.Expand
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Using Evidence-Based Practice to Move Beyond Doing Things the Way We Have Always Done Them.
Contemporary health care demands better care for individuals with kidney disease. In the quest for the Triple Aim of health care--improving the experience of care, improving the health ofExpand
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Current State-of-Practice: Transportation for Patients with End Stage Renal Disease.
Patients receiving care for the management of end stage renal disease require transport to nephrology practice settings and treatment centers for hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. This type ofExpand
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Partnering with patients using social media to develop a hypertension management instrument.
Hypertension is a lifelong condition; thus, long-term adherence to lifestyle modification, self-monitoring, and medication regimens remains a challenge for patients. The aim of this study was toExpand
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Patient Safety and Patient Safety Culture in Nephrology Nurse Practice Settings: Issues, Solutions, and Best Practices.
In order to assure patient safety, it is necessary to create positive patient safety cultures. This article presents the initial qualitative results from a national study, "Patient Safety Culture inExpand
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The use of narrative analysis to study transformative learning in associate degree nursing students: a focus on the methodology
Abstract The aim of this article is to describe the use of narrative inquiry as the research method used to investigate the transformative learning experiences of associate degree nursing students.Expand
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