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Adult nursing
Promoting patient involvement through person-centred handovers in nursing
  1. Lisa Kidd
  1. Nursing & Healthcare, University of Glasgow School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing, Glasgow, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Lisa Kidd, Nursing & Healthcare, University of Glasgow School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK; Lisa.Kidd{at}glasgow.ac.uk

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Commentary on: Kullberg A, Sharp L, Dahl O, et al. Nurse perceptions of person-centered handovers in the oncological inpatient setting - A qualitative study. Int J Nurs Stud 2018;86:44–51.

Implications for practice and research

  • Person-centred handovers can enhance patient participation in healthcare decision-making, supporting the provision of high quality, safe person-centred care.

  • Consideration is needed to how person-centred handovers are understood and implemented in clinical practice to ensure that they foster genuine participation and partnership working between nursing teams and patients.

Context

Nurse handovers are a routine form of communication and information exchange that occurs when one nurse hands over the responsibility of care for a patient to another nurse, for example at the end of a nursing shift.1 In daily practice, different models of handover are used.1 Evidence on nurses’ perspectives …

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