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Lifting: why nurses follow bad practice.

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Kane, M and Parahoo, Kader (1994) Lifting: why nurses follow bad practice. Nursing Standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 8 (25). pp. 34-8. [Journal article]

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This article reports on a research study of a group of third-year undergraduate student nurses, investigating their use of lifting techniques and their potential to conform to ward practice in the selection of lifts. A questionnaire which included a vignette was administered to 19 students. Results showed that 50 per cent would conform to the selection of a two-person lift by a staff nurse even when they knew that the lift was unsafe. The authors suggest possible variables which may influence the selection of lifts.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Managing Chronic Illness
ID Code:2217
Deposited By:Mrs Julie Cummins
Deposited On:20 Jan 2010 15:27
Last Modified:05 Mar 2012 12:05

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