Journal article

The national open disclosure pilot: evaluation of a policy implementation initiative

Rick AM Ledema, Nadine A Mallock, Roslyn J Sorensen, Elizabeth Manias, Anthony G Tuckett, Allison F Williams, Bruce E Perrott, Suzanne H Brownhill, Donella A Piper, Suyin Hor, Desley G Hegney, Hermine B Scheeres, Christine M Jorm

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine which aspects of open disclosure "work" for patients and health care staff, based on an evaluation of the National Open Disclosure Pilot. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Qualitative analysis of semi-structured and open-ended interviews conducted between March and October 2007 with 131 clinical staff and 23 patients and family members who had participated in one or more open disclosure meetings. 21 of 40 pilot hospital sites, in New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Queensland, were included in the evaluation. Participating health care staff comprised 49 doctors, 20 nurses, and 62 managerial and support staff. In-depth qualitative data analysis involved mapp..

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