Journal Article
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Disclosing and reporting practice errors by nurses in residential long-term care settings: a systematic review.

Vaismoradi M, Vizcaya-Moreno F, Jordan S, et al. Sustainability. 2020;12.

This systematic review identified five articles exploring factors influencing error disclosure and reporting practices by nurses in residential long-term care settings. Nurses were not always willing to disclose errors due to lack of confidence, knowledge and understanding of error disclosure guidance, as well as fear of repercussions, litigation, and loss of trust. Nurse leaders were identified as playing an important role in how incident reports are processed and used for improving safety, and should encourage and support error disclosure.