Confidentiality during staff reports at the bedside

Nurs Times. 1994 Aug 24-30;90(34):44-5.


This paper describes a small-scale qualitative study in an acute elderly care setting using the bedside approach to nursing hand-over reporting. The aim of the study was to examine the attitudes of staff and patients while conducting bedside reporting instead of a more traditional approach to report-giving. The main focus was to examine attitudes to confidentiality, the outcome of which concludes that the nursing staff perceived less maintenance of confidentiality than patients believed they had experienced.

MeSH terms

  • Confidentiality*
  • Humans
  • Inpatients*
  • Nursing Research
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires