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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.
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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