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Lost in translation--silent reporting and electronic patient records in nursing handovers: an ethnographic study.

Ihlebæk HM. Lost in translation--silent reporting and electronic patient records in nursing handovers: an ethnographic study. Int J Nurs Stud. 2020;109:103636. Epub 2020/07/01. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2020.103636

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November 18, 2020
Ihlebæk HM. Int J Nurs Stud. 2020;109:103636.

Using ethnographic methods, this study explored the impact of ‘silent report’ (computer-mediated handover) on nurses’ cognitive work and communication. The authors summarize four emerging themes, which highlight and characterize the importance of oral communication to ensure accurate and useful handovers.