Power Distance, Cultural Communication and Medication/Medical Errors: The advoidance of an ethical dilemma

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308659
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Power Distance, Cultural Communication and Medication/Medical Errors: The advoidance of an ethical dilemma
Author(s):
Linnard-Palmer, Luanne Ruth
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Rho Alpha
Author Details:
Luanne Ruth Linnard-Palmer, BSN MSN EdD Post Doctorate, linnard@dominican.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

Medication errors continue to occur at an alarming rate. Based on the principles of a call for change prompted by the publication, "To Err is Human" by the IOM, a research study was conducted using triangulation to discover more effective cross cultural communication patterns to prevent medication and medical errors in clinical practice. Using the concept of Power Distance, both qualitative and quantatative research methods were used to discover the impact of Power Distance on the development of medication and medical errors when cultural communication patterns were not effective and the process lead to poor clinical outcomes. Poor communication, lack of adherence, scheduling misconceptions and acts of commission/acts of omission all lead to potentially severe errors. Not being prepared to assess the impact of potential errors in caring for diverse families is seen as an ethical dilemma. The research findings illuminate the severity of errors based on poor communication, perspectives of power distance and the need for further professional development and education. This session will provide an overview of the two research studies and the findings that offer suggestions for both clinical practice as well as the development of curricula for schools of nursing.
Keywords:
Cultural Communication; Medical/Medication Errors; Power Distance
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePower Distance, Cultural Communication and Medication/Medical Errors: The advoidance of an ethical dilemmaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLinnard-Palmer, Luanne Ruthen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentRho Alphaen_GB
dc.author.detailsLuanne Ruth Linnard-Palmer, BSN MSN EdD Post Doctorate, linnard@dominican.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308659-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>Medication errors continue to occur at an alarming rate. Based on the principles of a call for change prompted by the publication, "To Err is Human" by the IOM, a research study was conducted using triangulation to discover more effective cross cultural communication patterns to prevent medication and medical errors in clinical practice. Using the concept of Power Distance, both qualitative and quantatative research methods were used to discover the impact of Power Distance on the development of medication and medical errors when cultural communication patterns were not effective and the process lead to poor clinical outcomes. Poor communication, lack of adherence, scheduling misconceptions and acts of commission/acts of omission all lead to potentially severe errors. Not being prepared to assess the impact of potential errors in caring for diverse families is seen as an ethical dilemma. The research findings illuminate the severity of errors based on poor communication, perspectives of power distance and the need for further professional development and education. This session will provide an overview of the two research studies and the findings that offer suggestions for both clinical practice as well as the development of curricula for schools of nursing.en_GB
dc.subjectCultural Communicationen_GB
dc.subjectMedical/Medication Errorsen_GB
dc.subjectPower Distanceen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:34:13Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:34:13Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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