Nurse’s use of power to standardise nursing terminology in electronic health records

Authors: Ali S. & Sieloff C.L

Source: Journal of Nursing Management
Version of record online: 28 March 2017

Aims: To describe nurses’ use of power to influence the incorporation of standardised nursing terminology within electronic health records.
Background: Little is known about nurses’ potential use of power to influence the incorporation of standardised nursing terminology within electronic health records.
Results:  Nurses could use power to achieve the incorporation of standardised nursing terminology within electronic health records.
Conclusion: Nurses may use power to achieve their goals, such as the incorporation of standardised nursing terminology within electronic health records.
Implications for Nursing Management: Nurse administrators may use their power to influence the incorporation of standardised nursing terminology within electronic health records. If nurses lack power, this could decrease nurses’ ability to achieve their goals and contribute to the achievement of effective patient outcomes.

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