Missed nursing care in the Malaysian context: A cross-sectional study from nurses' perspective

Nahasaram, Sri Theyshaini and Ramoo, Vimala and Lee, Wan Ling (2021) Missed nursing care in the Malaysian context: A cross-sectional study from nurses' perspective. Journal of Nursing Management, 29 (6). pp. 1848-1856. ISSN 0966-0429, DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.13281.

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Aim To determine the occurrence, factors and outcome of missed nursing care from the perspective of Malaysian nurses. Background Missed nursing care is an important issue in the global health care sector. However, little is known on the extent of missed nursing care in the Malaysian context and its contributing factors. Methods A cross-sectional design was adopted for data collection using the MISSCARE Survey instrument. Participants comprised 364 nurses from medical and surgical wards of a large teaching hospital. Data were analysed using descriptive, binomial logistic and hierarchical regression analyses. Results The overall occurrence of missed nursing care was 1.88 (on a scale of 1.00-5.00), which differed across 24 nursing care elements. Basic nursing care and communication-related care were the most frequently missed elements. Types of ward and labour resources were identified as contributing factors to missed nursing care (p < .001). No significant association was found between missed nursing care and nurses' intention to leave (p > .05). Conclusion The occurrence of missed nursing care was noted to be low. Implications for Nursing Management Practical strategies such as an acuity-based staffing system, close monitoring of rendered care and strengthening of teamwork are recommended to minimize missed nursing care.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hospital; Labour resources; Malaysian nurses; Missed nursing care; Nursing care
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Nursing Science Department
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 30 May 2022 03:14
Last Modified: 30 May 2022 03:14
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/27176

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