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Is Mindful Reflective Practice the way forward to reduce medication errors?

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  • Cinzia Pezzolesi
  • Maisoon Ghaleb
  • Andrzej Kostrzewski
  • S. Dhillon
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-416
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Journal publication dateDec 2013
Volume21
Issue6
Early online date12 Apr 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

Abstract

Medication errors can seriously affect patients and healthcare professionals. In over 60% of cases, medication errors are associated with one or more contributory; individual factors including staff being forgetful, stressed, tired or engaged in multiple tasks simultaneously, often alongside being distracted or interrupted. Routinised hospital practice can lead professionals to work in a state of mindlessness, where it is easy to be unaware of how both body and mind are functioning.

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