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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

Workarounds are routinely used by nurses—but are they ethical?

Berlinger N. The American journal of nursing. 2017;117:53-55.

Workarounds arise as short-term solutions to flaws in process, equipment, or policy. Exploring the ethical implications of nurse workarounds, this commentary spotlights the importance of nurses reporting their use of workarounds to manage the potential for unintended consequences.