Nursing and Health Vol. 1(2), pp. 15 - 20
DOI: 10.13189/nh.2013.010201
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Medication Errors: Will Punitive Measures Help to Decrease the Occurrence? A Case Study


Irene J. Su *
Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

ABSTRACT

This article is a case study of medication errors in a psychiatric hospital in the Midwestern region of the United States. A survey was conducted among nursing staff regarding the likelihood of reporting medication errors. A few case scenarios were presented for discussion. Measures to improve safety of medication administration were proposed.

KEYWORDS
Medication Errors, Punitive Measures for Medication Errors, Psychiatric Medication Safety

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Irene J. Su , "Medication Errors: Will Punitive Measures Help to Decrease the Occurrence? A Case Study," Nursing and Health, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 15 - 20, 2013. DOI: 10.13189/nh.2013.010201.

(b). APA Format:
Irene J. Su (2013). Medication Errors: Will Punitive Measures Help to Decrease the Occurrence? A Case Study. Nursing and Health, 1(2), 15 - 20. DOI: 10.13189/nh.2013.010201.