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Journal Article

Accountability in nursing practice: why it is important for patient safety.

Battié R, Steelman VM. AORN journal. 2014;100:537-41.

Clinicians and the organizations they work for are responsible for providing safe, high-quality care. This commentary describes why nurses should hold themselves accountable for being patient advocates, following best practices, communicating effectively, and ensuring care continuity.