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Exploring Distress Caused by Blame for a Negative Patient Outcome

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Exploring Distress Caused by Blame for a Negative Patient Outcome

Judy E Davidson et al. J Nurs Adm.

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to explore blame-related distress (B-RD).

Background: No research exists describing the incidence and characteristics of consequences of blame.

Methods: Survey research was used to explore the incidence, characteristics, and consequences of the distress caused by blame in the workplace.

Results: B-RD is prevalent among intensive care and oncology staff. Participants reported an organizational impact to B-RD in terms of staff morale, turnover, and employee health. Management, physicians, and peers were the most frequently cited source of blame.

Conclusions: A proposed model is described to relate blame to other similar constructs.

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