Journal article

Graduate nurses' communication with health professionals when managing patients' medications

E Manias, R Aitken, T Dunning

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2005

Abstract

AIM AND OBJECTIVES: The aim was to examine how graduate nurses communicated with other health professionals about their medication management activities in the acute care context. The objectives were to determine the types of information communicated about patients' medications and the communication processes used during interactions with other nurses, doctors and pharmacists. BACKGROUND: Graduate nurses are challenged with enormous responsibilities and their competence is constantly tested in an ever-changing arena. One of their responsibilities involves communicating with other health professionals about patients' medications. DESIGN: A qualitative exploratory research design was used for ..

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