One nurse's experience with the effects of assumptions and judgements on practice.

Greenland, Pauline (2005) One nurse's experience with the effects of assumptions and judgements on practice. Contemporary Nurse, 18 (3). pp. 268-272.

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Abstract

This paper describes a significant incident involving an infant admitted with Failure To Thrive, her young mother and the author as the nurse involved. This incident led to reflection on practice and exploration of the effects of making assumptions and premature judgments on the author's nursing actions. Previous experiences, personal beliefs and the influence of colleagues' opinions on the author's behaviour helped make this incident a practice changing experience.

Item ID: 358
Item Type: Article (UNSPECIFIED)
Keywords: Assumptions, Judgements, Communication, Failure To Thrive, Casual nurses, Paediatrics
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ISSN: 1037-6178
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2006
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 100%
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