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  1. Dusek, Brenda MN, RN
  2. Pearce, Nancy PhD, RN
  3. Harripaul, Anastasia MSc(A), RN
  4. Lloyd, Monique PhD, RN


This article reports results from a systematic review used to inform the development of a best practice guideline to assist nurses in understanding their roles and responsibilities in promoting safe and effective client care transitions. A care transition is a set of actions designed to ensure safe and effective coordination and continuity of care as clients experience a change in health status, care needs, health care providers, or location.