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Title: Junior doctors and nurses' views and experiences of medical error: Moving toward shared learning and responsibility
Holmesglen Authors: Kiegaldie, Debra 
Pryor, Elizabeth
Other Authors: Marshall, Stuart
Everard, Dean
Ledema, Rick
Craig, Simon
Gilbee, Alana
Keywords: Interprofessional education
Interprofessional practice
Interprofessional learning
Medical error
Open disclosure
Mixed methods
Issue Date: Sep-2016
Publication information: Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice 2016, vol. 4, p. 21–27.
Abstract: Current guidelines for incident management and open disclosure emphasize team collaboration and openness yet little is known about how and to what extent junior doctors and nurses view and integrate these principles into their learning and practices. This research aims to compare and contrast junior doctors and nurses' attitudes and experiences regarding medical error and open disclosure and how they would disclose errors. The results indicated that the majority of respondents had personal involvement with near misses but experience with minor or serious errors were less common. Few had disclosed an error. Almost all agreed a serious error should be disclosed and 84% believed minor errors should be disclosed. Interns and nurses significantly differed in their views about the cause and importance of medical error and in their prior training experiences. Differences were also observed in the types of steps that respondents would take in managing an error. There was little recognition of the need to apologize when disclosing errors or to share the responsibility between the two professions. Knowledge gaps and different orientations toward error management and open disclosure between the two professional groups were evident. Interprofessional education specifically targeting junior doctors and nurses and promoting the concept of team disclosure is needed. Such training should form an essential part of a health organization's response to medical error.
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Journal Title: Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice
Type: Journal Article
Copyright holder: Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
Affiliates: Holmesglen Institute
Holmesglen Department: Nursing
Holmesglen Faculty: Faculty of Health, Science, Youth and Community Studies
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