The ethics and practical importance of defining, distinguishing and disclosing nursing errors: a discussion paper.

@article{Johnstone2006TheEA,
  title={The ethics and practical importance of defining, distinguishing and disclosing nursing errors: a discussion paper.},
  author={M J Johnstone and Olga Kanitsaki},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  year={2006},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={367-76}
}
Nurses globally are required and expected to report nursing errors. As is clearly demonstrated in the international literature, fulfilling this requirement is not, however, without risks. In this discussion paper, the notion of 'nursing error', the practical and moral importance of defining, distinguishing and disclosing nursing errors and how a distinct definition of 'nursing error' fits with the new 'system approach' to human-error management in health care are critiqued. Drawing on… CONTINUE READING

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