J Korean Acad Nurs Adm.  2011 Mar;17(1):33-43.

Development of a Web-based Diagnostic Evaluation Program for Prevention of Nurse Malpractice Liability

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Korea. kyongkk@yonsei.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was done to develop a web-based diagnostic evaluation program for nurses to prevent malpractice liability.
METHODS
A comprehensive review of the literature and 9 specialist interviews were used to search for learning goals and content for protection for nurses from malpractice. Data on needs for learning goals were collected from 56 hospital nurses who agreed to complete a self-report questionnaire. The diagnostic program was evaluated between September 2008 and August 2009 by 35 new hospital nurses using an application of the web-based program evaluation tools by Chung (2000).
RESULTS
A comprehensive review of the literature and interviews were used to search for learning goals and content. The evaluation program was composed of the 73 questions for diagnostic evaluation under 23 learning goals and 6 grand learning goals which included the principles of law, patient's rights, legal responsibility, patient's safety, regulation on nursing practice and patient's rights protection. Evaluation of the program showed that the mean for program evaluation was 3.43 (SD=.37).
CONCLUSION
This diagnostic evaluation program could be an efficient method for teachers and learners to improve nurses' behavior in protecting the patient's rights and preventing malpractice claims.

Keyword

Computer-assisted instruction; Malpractice; Liability; Legal

MeSH Terms

Computer-Assisted Instruction
Jurisprudence
Learning
Malpractice
Patient Rights
Program Evaluation
Surveys and Questionnaires
Specialization
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