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Understanding how clinical judgement and communicative practices interact with the use of an electronic clinical handover system

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Yee, KC and Wong, MC and Turner, P, Understanding how clinical judgement and communicative practices interact with the use of an electronic clinical handover system, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 188 pp. 168-173. ISSN 0926-9630 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 The authors and IOS Press

DOI: doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-266-0-168

Abstract

Clinical handover is a high risk scenario involving the transfer of information, responsibility and accountability for patient care. Many strategies have been proposed to improve clinical handover and reduce risks it can pose to the safety and quality of patient care. The development and implementation of electronic tools provides one mechanism for structuring and streamlining information transfer to support more standardised handover practices. However, clinical judgement remains a valued, fundamental aspect of clinical practice and its communication during handover is open to variation in ways that may compromise patient safety. This research examines these issues based on evidence generated from a user-centred approach involving clinicians in the development and implementation of an electronic clinical handover system. The paper highlights how clinical judgements and communicative practices interact with an electronic clinical handover system, and discusses their potential implications for patient safety as part of a broader clinical handover improvement project.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:clinical handover, electronic system, communication, safety, clinical autonomy, evidence-based practice
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
Author:Yee, KC (Dr Kwang Yee)
Author:Wong, MC (Dr Ming Wong)
Author:Turner, P (Associate Professor Paul Turner)
ID Code:85822
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Medicine (Discipline)
Deposited On:2013-08-08
Last Modified:2017-11-06
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