Source: BMJ Quality & Safety 23/12 pp. 1007-13
Date of publication: December 2014
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: This study says that the built environment in acute care settings is a new focus in patient safety research. This was an interventionist video-reflexive ethnographic (VRE) study, exploring how clinicians used the built environment to achieve safe communication in an intensive care unit (ICU) in a hospital in Sydney. The authors found that ICU staff enable safe communication in their wards by creating temporary spaces that are both ‘connected’ and ‘protected’.
Length of Publication: 1 web page
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