Health care workers' action strategies in situations that involve a risk of blood exposure
2003 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702, Vol. 12, no 5, 660-667 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
• Previous research shows that health care workers (HCWs) often act in a risky way in blood-exposure situations, and thereby run the risk of becoming infected by blood-borne pathogens.
• A qualitative study was conducted in order to describe factors that influence HCWs' actions in such situations. Nurses and nursing assistants were interviewed.
• The analysis shows that HCWs perceive that there is a conflict among different demands. These demands are protecting the patient's privacy, protecting themselves from being infected and respecting the norms of the department.
• The process of managing this conflict is labelled `balancing', which most often results in the choice of a diagnosis-related strategy.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 12, no 5, 660-667 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-26499DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2702.2003.00644.xLocal ID: 11055OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-26499DiVA: diva2:247048