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Safety risks associated with physical interactions between patients and caregivers during treatment and care delivery in home care settings: a systematic review.
Hignett S, Edmunds Otter M, Keen C. Int J Nurs Stud. 2016;59:1-14.
Adverse events are thought to be common in patients receiving home health care. This systematic review defined home care safety risks for both patients and caregivers, including awkward working positions, social distractions, abuse and violence, and other issues that are relatively unique to this care setting.
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Alternative perspectives of safety in home delivered health care: a sequential exploratory mixed method study.
Jones S. J Adv Nurs. 2016;72:2536–2546.
This qualitative study found that patients and caregivers define patient safety as meeting all of a patient's needs rather than avoiding harm and reducing risks associated with medical care. This gap in understanding suggests a need for medical professionals to engage with patients and caregivers to promote safety.