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The family's contribution to patient safety.

Correia T, Martins MM, Barroso F, et al. The family's contribution to patient safety. Nurs Rep. 2023;13(2):634-643. doi:10.3390/nursrep13020056.

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May 17, 2023
Correia T, Martins MM, Barroso F, et al. Nurs Rep. 2023;13(2):634-643.
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Family involvement in care can have mixed results for patient safety. Interviews with nurses show seven ways families can hinder safety and ten ways they improve safety. The risk of infection was the greatest safety threat and being a unique source of information helped increase patient safety. Interestingly, "greater workload for nurses" was identified as a facilitator of patient safety, potentially, as it lowered the stress experienced by the nurse and increased family satisfaction and positive involvement.

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Correia T, Martins MM, Barroso F, et al. The family's contribution to patient safety. Nurs Rep. 2023;13(2):634-643. doi:10.3390/nursrep13020056.

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