Tradition, rituals and standards, in a realm of evidenced based nursing care

Zeitz, Kathryn and McCutcheon, Helen (2005) Tradition, rituals and standards, in a realm of evidenced based nursing care. Contemporary Nurse, 18 3: 300-308. doi:10.5172/conu.18.3.300


Author Zeitz, Kathryn
McCutcheon, Helen
Title Tradition, rituals and standards, in a realm of evidenced based nursing care
Journal name Contemporary Nurse   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1839-3535
1037-6178
Publication date 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.5172/conu.18.3.300
Volume 18
Issue 3
Start page 300
End page 308
Total pages 9
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract Evidenced-based nursing is seen as the future of nursing but the real world in which practice occurs is limiting the possibilities for change. The practice of post-operative (PO) vital sign collection in the general ward setting is described as an example of the complexities that surround practice. Despite the ongoing work around evidenced-based practice, elements of nursing practice remain based on tradition. Routines and rituals are driving care rather than clinical judgement. The complexities of practice limit the possibilities for change. These complexities include the systems in which nurses’ practice, the fear of medico-legal repercussions, and the sense of security that rituals provide.
Keyword Post-operative vital signs
Ritualised practice
Clinical judgement
Evidenced-based practice
Standards
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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