Patients' Views on Bedside Nursing Handover Academic Article uri icon

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  • A study was undertaken to explore patients' experiences and perceptions associated with implementation of bedside nursing handover. Interviews were conducted with patients and analyzed using a directed content analysis. Three themes emerged through which patients described their experience with bedside nursing handover as follows: (1) creating a space for personal connection; (2) "bumping up to speed"; and (3) varying preferences. Health care leaders and nurses can use study findings to tailor strategies to engage patients, taking into account their preferences, in bedside nursing handover.


  • Jeffs, Lianne
  • Beswick, Susan
  • Acott, Ashley
  • Simpson, Elisa
  • Cardoso, Roberta
  • Campbell, Heather
  • Irwin, Terri

publication date

  • April 2014