Assessment Of The Malpractice Tendencies Of Nurses Working In A Education and Research Hospital In Turkey

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308687
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Assessment Of The Malpractice Tendencies Of Nurses Working In A Education and Research Hospital In Turkey
Author(s):
Yildiz, Dilek; Konukbay, Dilek; Hatipoglu, Sevgi; Fidanci, Berna; Akbayrak, Nalan
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Dilek Yildiz, RN, PhD, Ass.Prof., dyildiz@gata.edu.tr; Dilek Konukbay, RN; Sevgi Hatipoglu, Prof,PhD, RN; Berna Fidanci, RN, PhD, Ass.Prof; Nalan Akbayrak, PhD, RN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013

To determine the fields that the Education and Research Hospital’s nurses were prone to make medical errors and the factors that cause to make medical errors.

Method

This study was conducted with 115 nurses in Gulhane Military Medical Academy during September - November 2010. Descriptive Data Form and Medical Error Tendency Scale that determine the tendency in medical errors were used to handle the collection of data. The consent to conduct this study was obtained from the Ethics Committee. Data have been analyzed with SPSS-15.0 Program and descriptive statistics such as Chi-square, Mann-Whitney U, Kruskal-Wallis and Cronbach Alpha Reliability tests were used for data analysis.

Results

45.2% of nurses percent two-year education, 42.6% percent baccalaureate and 12.2% had post-graduate level education. 79.1% of nurses are clinical nurse and the average working time in the profession was 10.19 ± 6.35 years.

The total score which taken by nurses from the scale of medical error tendency was 225,46 ± 16,40. According to clinics in which nurses were working, a statistically significance was found at the scale’s sub dimensions of patient monitoring and material security (c2 =1.977, p =0.048) and communication (c2=2.719, p = 0.007). When the total score of the scale was evaluated, the nurses working in internal medical clinics were found to be obtained more points than the nurses working in surgical clinics and the difference was statistically significant (c2:2=2.174; p=0.030).

Conclusion

The medical error tendency of nurses working in our hospital was found to be low. However, arrangements such as regulating the workload and working conditions increase nurses’ fatigue and stress, creating of a corporate culture including written and oral communication and flow of information, ensuring of employees to follow the procedures, providing of staff development should be made in order to minimize the risks that could lead to medical errors.

Keywords:
patient safety; Malpractice; medical errors
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.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAssessment Of The Malpractice Tendencies Of Nurses Working In A Education and Research Hospital In Turkeyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorYildiz, Dileken_GB
dc.contributor.authorKonukbay, Dileken_GB
dc.contributor.authorHatipoglu, Sevgien_GB
dc.contributor.authorFidanci, Bernaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAkbayrak, Nalanen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsDilek Yildiz, RN, PhD, Ass.Prof., dyildiz@gata.edu.tr; Dilek Konukbay, RN; Sevgi Hatipoglu, Prof,PhD, RN; Berna Fidanci, RN, PhD, Ass.Prof; Nalan Akbayrak, PhD, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308687-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>To determine the fields that the Education and Research Hospital’s nurses were prone to make medical errors and the factors that cause to make medical errors. <p><b>Method</b><p>This study was conducted with 115 nurses in Gulhane Military Medical Academy during September - November 2010. Descriptive Data Form and Medical Error Tendency Scale that determine the tendency in medical errors were used to handle the collection of data. The consent to conduct this study was obtained from the Ethics Committee. Data have been analyzed with SPSS-15.0 Program and descriptive statistics such as Chi-square, Mann-Whitney U, Kruskal-Wallis and Cronbach Alpha Reliability tests were used for data analysis. <p><b>Results</b><p>45.2% of nurses percent two-year education, 42.6% percent baccalaureate and 12.2% had post-graduate level education. 79.1% of nurses are clinical nurse and the average working time in the profession was 10.19 ± 6.35 years. <p>The total score which taken by nurses from the scale of medical error tendency was 225,46 ± 16,40. According to clinics in which nurses were working, a statistically significance was found at the scale’s sub dimensions of patient monitoring and material security (c2 =1.977, p =0.048) and communication (c2=2.719, p = 0.007). When the total score of the scale was evaluated, the nurses working in internal medical clinics were found to be obtained more points than the nurses working in surgical clinics and the difference was statistically significant (c2:2=2.174; p=0.030). <p><b>Conclusion </b><p>The medical error tendency of nurses working in our hospital was found to be low. However, arrangements such as regulating the workload and working conditions increase nurses’ fatigue and stress, creating of a corporate culture including written and oral communication and flow of information, ensuring of employees to follow the procedures, providing of staff development should be made in order to minimize the risks that could lead to medical errors.en_GB
dc.subjectpatient safetyen_GB
dc.subjectMalpracticeen_GB
dc.subjectmedical errorsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:34:45Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:34:45Z-
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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