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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 22. No. 2, 2017

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2017;22:97-102

Original Article

Iranian Paediatric Nurses Experience of Nursing Error: A Content Analysis

M Mohsenpour, M Hosseini, A Abbaszadeh, F Mohammadi Shahboulaghi, H Khankeh


Nursing error has complex and vague dimensions and paediatric nurses' experience is different from the other nurses. Therefore, this study was conducted to illuminate Iranian paediatric nurses' perception of nursing error. Our study designed is qualitative content analysis. Semi-structured interviews were performed with 8 paediatric nurses in three hospitals. Filed notes were documented. Data were analysed using manifest qualitative content analysis by Bernard's theory. Five themes were obtained from interviews and field notes: 1) damage; 2) careless; 3) wrong thinking/action; 4) relative/absolute situation; 5) Compulsory/Optional Situation. Iranian paediatric nurses perceive nursing error as situations attributed in wide spectrums that damage is heart of them. Two new aspects of nursing error presented in this study was wrong thinking and normalisation of errors (in Compulsory/Optional Situation). Our results show the need of more research and education attention to this issue.

Keyword : Content analysis; Error; Medical errors; Nursing

Abstract in Chinese


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