Medication errors. Research in practice: how drug mistakes affect self-esteem

Nurs Times. 1994 Apr;90(15):27-30.


In this study a critical topic is introduced: Medication errors have worried almost every nurse and so how they are experienced, how they are dealt with and what their occurrence means at individual, institutional and professional levels, are discussed in this article. The tool of discourse analysis is outlined as the interpretive instrument of analysis. Of the analytic results from the study, five themes are introduced and shown in terms of their relevance to everyday nursing practice.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Medication Errors*
  • Nursing Administration Research
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital*
  • Risk Management
  • Self Concept*