Journal article

Patients' and family members' experiences of open disclosure following adverse events

Rick Iedema, Roslyn Sorensen, Elizabeth Manias, Anthony Tuckett, Donella Piper, Nadine Mallock, Allison Williams, Christine Jorm

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR QUALITY IN HEALTH CARE | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To explore patients' and family members' perceptions of Open Disclosure of adverse events that occurred during their health care. DESIGN: We interviewed 23 people involved in adverse events and incident disclosure using a semi-structured, open-ended guide. We analyzed transcripts using thematic discourse analysis. SETTING: Four States in Australia: New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia. STUDY PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-three participants were recruited as part of an evaluation of the Australian Open Disclosure pilot commissioned by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. RESULTS: All participants (except one) appreciated the opportunity to mee..

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