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Medication safety practices : a patient's perspective

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dc.contributor.advisor Hagen, Bradley
dc.contributor.author Myhre, Teri Ann
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2008-03-26T20:00:47Z
dc.date.available 2008-03-26T20:00:47Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/626
dc.description x, 125 leaves ; 29 cm en
dc.description.abstract Medication administration constitutes a key element of acute care delivery, while errors in the process threaten patient safety. The purpose of the study is to explore patients’ perceptions, attitudes and beliefs about the safety practices utilized by nurses when administering medications. Specifically, the study addresses patients’ perceptions of nurse behaviours regarding safe medicine administration, patient behaviours, patients’ perceptions and nurse behaviours regarding pain medicine, patients’ perceptions of nursing care, and patients’ perceptions of their participation/accountability in care. The results identify key safety issues from a patients’ perspective to focus change strategies that will improve patient care. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, School of Health Sciences, 2007 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Medication errors -- Alberta -- Prevention en
dc.subject Patients -- Alberta -- Safety measures en
dc.subject Patients -- Care -- Alberta en
dc.subject Medical care -- Alberta -- Quality control en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Electronic dissertations en
dc.subject Nursing -- Alberta en
dc.title Medication safety practices : a patient's perspective en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty School of Health Sciences en

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