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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/622163
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
Defensive Practices of Nurses
Other Titles:
Creating Patient-Centered Care
Author(s):
Turan, Nuray; Kaya, Nurten
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Nuray Turan, PhD, RN, Professional Experience: 2005-2012 Research Assistant, Istanbul University, Florence Nightingale Nursing Faculty 2012-2014 Research Assistant,PhD., Istanbul University, Florence Nightingale Nursing Faculty 2014-....- Asistant Profesor, Istanbul University, Florence Nightingale Nursing Faculty Author Summary: Nuray Turan has completed her PhD. at the age of 30 years from Istanbul University, Institute of Health Sciences. She is graduated from Istanbul University, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing. She works in Florence Nightingale Nursing Faculty, Department of Fundamentals of Nursing. Her areas of interest are complementary therapy, nursing process and care. Author and co-author of articles, books on fundamentals of nursing. She is member of Turkish Nurses Society, Nursing Education Society.
Abstract:

Purpose:

Nowadays, defensive practices are usually seen as a situation which is performed by physicians, members of health care team, in order not to take a risk. Defensive practice occurs whenever a practitioner gives a higher priority to selfprotection from blame than to the best interests of the patient. Defensive practice is commonly attributed to concern at malpractice litigation, in particular financial liability. There is no data on whether nurses perform defensive practices. This study was carried out in descriptive type to determine the defensive practice status of nurses.

Methods:

While the nurses working in a university hospital constituted the population of the study, the sample of the study consisted of 30 nurses who were selected by random sampling method.

Results:

It was determined that 55.7% (n=167) of the nurses, who were included within the scope of the research, sometimes refrained from making mistake in nursing care, 60.3% (n=181) of them never administered any drug she thought it was unnecessary, 55% of them never kept away from the patients who are more likely to file a lawsuit to protect themselves, 50% (n=150) of them sometimes explained nursing practices in more detail to protect themselves from the allegations of malpractice, 46.7% of them (n=140) never avoided practices with high complications, 66% (n=198) of them always kept the records in a more detailed way to protect themselves from allegations of malpractice, and 52.7% (n=158) of them defined the risk of encountering with a malpractice case at any time according to the conditions of the environment.

Conclusion:

These data obtained have indicated that nurses sometimes perform defensive practices. Thus, it is necessary to develop and implement strategies to prevent nurses from performing defensive practices in order not to make concessions on quality in the care of a healthy/sick individual and to ensure a fair distribution of the health system resources.

Keywords:
defensive practices; health care team; nursing care
Repository Posting Date:
25-Jul-2017
Date of Publication:
25-Jul-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17M17
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.evidence.levelN/Aen
dc.research.approachN/Aen
dc.titleDefensive Practices of Nursesen_US
dc.title.alternativeCreating Patient-Centered Careen
dc.contributor.authorTuran, Nurayen
dc.contributor.authorKaya, Nurtenen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsNuray Turan, PhD, RN, Professional Experience: 2005-2012 Research Assistant, Istanbul University, Florence Nightingale Nursing Faculty 2012-2014 Research Assistant,PhD., Istanbul University, Florence Nightingale Nursing Faculty 2014-....- Asistant Profesor, Istanbul University, Florence Nightingale Nursing Faculty Author Summary: Nuray Turan has completed her PhD. at the age of 30 years from Istanbul University, Institute of Health Sciences. She is graduated from Istanbul University, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing. She works in Florence Nightingale Nursing Faculty, Department of Fundamentals of Nursing. Her areas of interest are complementary therapy, nursing process and care. Author and co-author of articles, books on fundamentals of nursing. She is member of Turkish Nurses Society, Nursing Education Society.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/622163-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Purpose:</strong></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">Nowadays, defensive practices are usually seen as a situation which is performed by physicians, members of health care team, in order not to take a risk. Defensive practice occurs whenever a practitioner gives a higher priority to selfprotection from blame than to the best interests of the patient. Defensive practice is commonly attributed to concern at malpractice litigation, in particular financial liability. There is no data on whether nurses perform defensive practices. This study was carried out in descriptive type to determine the defensive practice status of nurses.</span></p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">While the nurses working in a university hospital constituted the population of the study, the sample of the study consisted of 30 nurses who were selected by random sampling method.</span></p> <p><strong>Results:</strong></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">It was determined that 55.7% (n=167) of the nurses, who were included within the scope of the research, sometimes refrained from making mistake in nursing care, 60.3% (n=181) of them never administered any drug she thought it was unnecessary, 55% of them never kept away from the patients who are more likely to file a lawsuit to protect themselves, 50% (n=150) of them sometimes explained nursing practices in more detail to protect themselves from the allegations of malpractice, 46.7% of them (n=140) never avoided practices with high complications, 66% (n=198) of them always kept the records in a more detailed way to protect themselves from allegations of malpractice, and 52.7% (n=158) of them defined the risk of encountering with a malpractice case at any time according to the conditions of the environment.</span></p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong></p> <p>These data obtained have indicated that nurses sometimes perform defensive practices. Thus, it is necessary to develop and implement strategies to prevent nurses from performing defensive practices in order not to make concessions on quality in the care of a healthy/sick individual and to ensure a fair distribution of the health system resources.</p>en
dc.subjectdefensive practicesen
dc.subjecthealth care teamen
dc.subjectnursing careen
dc.date.available2017-07-25T20:31:01Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-25-
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-25T20:31:01Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
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