Missed nursing care: a qualitative study

J Nurs Care Qual. Oct-Dec 2006;21(4):306-13; quiz 314-5. doi: 10.1097/00001786-200610000-00006.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine nursing care regularly missed on medical-surgical units and reasons for missed care. Nine elements of regularly missed nursing care (ambulation, turning, delayed or missed feedings, patient teaching, discharge planning, emotional support, hygiene, intake and output documentation, and surveillance) and 7 themes relative to the reasons for missing this care were reported by nursing staff.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel*
  • Causality
  • Delegation, Professional
  • Focus Groups
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • Internal Medicine / standards
  • Motivation
  • Nurse's Role / psychology
  • Nursing Assistants / organization & administration
  • Nursing Assistants / psychology*
  • Nursing Audit
  • Nursing Care / standards*
  • Nursing Evaluation Research
  • Nursing Methodology Research
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / organization & administration
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / psychology*
  • Perioperative Nursing / standards
  • Personnel Staffing and Scheduling / organization & administration
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quality of Health Care / standards*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Time Management
  • United States
  • Workload