Lifting: why nurses follow bad practice.

M Kane, Kader Parahoo

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This article reports on a research study of a group of third-year undergraduate student nurses, investigating their use of lifting techniques and their potential to conform to ward practice in the selection of lifts. A questionnaire which included a vignette was administered to 19 students. Results showed that 50 per cent would conform to the selection of a two-person lift by a staff nurse even when they knew that the lift was unsafe. The authors suggest possible variables which may influence the selection of lifts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-8
JournalNursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1994


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