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medication administration, patient-centered care, patient perspective, patient safety, partnering with patients



  1. Walrath, Jo M. PhD, RN
  2. Rose, Linda E. PhD, RN


Medication administration in acute care settings is a high-volume and potentially an error-prone activity. This descriptive exploratory study investigates patients' perspective about this process and provides insights for nurses who want to deliver patient-centered care. Findings indicate that patients are acutely aware of nurses' involvement in the medication process; however, the extent patients want to be involved in the process is variable.