The medication administration process: Patients' perspectives

Jo M. Walrath, Linda E. Rose

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-352
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of nursing care quality
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008


  • Medication administration
  • Partnering with patients
  • Patient perspective
  • Patient safety
  • Patient-centered care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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