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  1. Wagner, Laura M. PhD, RN, GNP-BC
  2. Harkness, Kimberley BScN, RN
  3. Hebert, Philip C. MD
  4. Gallagher, Thomas H. MD


Nurses have an obligation to disclose an error when one occurs. This study explored 1180 nurses' perceptions of error disclosure in the nursing home setting. Nurse respondents found disclosure to be a difficult process. Registered nurse respondents and nurses who had prior experience disclosing a serious error were more likely to disclose a serious error. The study has implications to improve nursing education, policy, and patient safety culture in the nursing home setting.