Errors of Omission: How Missed Nursing Care Imperils Patients

  • ISBN: 978-1-55810-631-4
  • PUB# 9781558106314

It happens all the time. In the hectic pace of your daily routine as a nurse, you forget to do something. It happens to the best of us. But what matters most is learning how to mitigate the risks associated with missed nursing care.

Built on 10 years of extensive research, Errors of Omission: How Missed Nursing Care Imperils Patients offers an in-depth review of the correlation between missed nursing care—standard, required nursing care that is left undone—and adverse outcomes in both patient care and nurse staff retention.

Never before has this topic been addressed in this manner. Errors of Omission provides guidance to nurses and other health care professionals to help better understand the repercussions of missed nursing care. More importantly, it unveils key strategies to help you avoid making future errors of omission.

This enlightening and annotative resource also includes:

  • Key areas of missed nursing care
  • Consequences of not providing care
  • Methods of studying missed care
  • The role of leadership and management in addressing missed nursing care
  • And much more!

This is a must-have book for all nurses. Staff nurses and managers will find this book extremely valuable for their work in providing the highest standards of safe and quality care. Nursing students will gain a thorough understanding of the science and value of nursing care and the associated impacts of not providing it.



BEATRICE J. KALISCH, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Titus Professor at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Kalisch has conducted extensive research on nursing care and has authored 11 books and over 150 peer-reviewed articles in various professional medical journals. She also serves as a member in, and a leader of, numerous local, state, and national advisory committees addressing health policy and nursing issues.

About the Book
420 pp., Soft cover

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