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Implications for practice and research
Managerial experience or higher levels of education increase the likelihood of nurses reporting professional misconduct in home-care.
Positive team environments, opportunities to discuss incidents and enhanced communication may contribute to preventing professional misconduct.
Further research is needed to understand reasons why nurses do not report professional misconduct.
Professional misconduct by nurses (encompassing either impairment or incompetence) working in home-care is thought to occur frequently. Nurses are governed by regulatory frameworks, including professional codes relating to ethics and professional conduct that make it incumbent on them to report suspected or actual misconduct. Despite this, nurses experience difficulty in reporting.1 Reasons for under-reporting by healthcare professionals can include fear …
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