To Lift Or Not to Lift: An Institutional Ethnography of Patient Handling Practices

To Lift Or Not to Lift: An Institutional Ethnography of Patient Handling Practices

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This study is an Institutional Ethnography (IE), a unique research approach that makes visible how complex actions in everyday care work are coordinated by institutional texts such as policies and guidelines. This research approach permits the researcher to make visible the connection between the actual day-to-day experiences of people and the organizational priorities as reflected in institutional texts.Nurses, however, can make an exception when no alternatives to manual lifting are available or when a patienta#39;s life is in danger (Love, 1993). Importantly, the implementation of the UK manual handling regulation has not led to noteworthyanbsp;...


Title:To Lift Or Not to Lift: An Institutional Ethnography of Patient Handling Practices
Author: Hans-Peter de Ruiter
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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