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dc.contributor.authorMarshall, Andrea P
dc.contributor.authorWest, Sandra H
dc.contributor.authorAitken, Leanne M
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-18T05:02:37Z
dc.date.available2018-06-18T05:02:37Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2013-11-12T23:16:05Z
dc.identifier.issn0962-1067
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jocn.12070
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/54305
dc.description.abstractAims and objectives. To explore the use of information by nurses making decisions in clinically uncertain situations in one aspect of critical care nursing practice (enteral feeding). In this paper, we report the characteristics, which participants identified as important, of the people from whom they sought information for the purpose of making clinical decisions. Background. Registered nurses have a plethora of information sources available to assist them in making clinical decisions. Identifying and selecting the best information to support these decisions can be difficult and is influenced by factors such as accessibility, usefulness and variations in quality of the information. Design. An instrumental case study design using multiple case study analysis. Method. Twenty-two critical care nurses from two intensive care units contributed to the data through multiple methods of data collection including concurrent verbal protocols (think aloud), retrospective probing and focus group interviews. Results. Nurses preferentially used colleagues as a source of information when faced with uncertainty about their clinical practice. Most participants placed greater emphasis on evaluating the individual providing the information rather than on evaluating the information itself. Key features used for identifying an individual as a source of information included experience, clinical role, trust and approachability. Conclusion. Establishing clearly what clinical credibility means, and to what extent trustworthiness and expertise play a role in the establishment of credibility, is an important debate for nursing. We need to carefully consider what defines the construct of clinical credibility and how this aligns with the concept of clinical currency, to allow clinicians to determine in others the characteristics associated with clinical credibility to access quality information through social interaction. Relevance to clinical practice. Processes to focus on determining the quality of information obtained from colleagues should be emphasised. What these processes are and how they could be implemented into clinical practice remains unknown and is highlighted as an area for future research
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1424
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1433
dc.relation.ispartofissue9-10
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Clinical Nursing
dc.relation.ispartofvolume22
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAcute care
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4205
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode420501
dc.titleClinical credibility and trustworthiness are key characteristics used to identify colleagues from whom to seek information
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery
gro.rights.copyright© 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Clinical credibility and trustworthiness are key characteristics used to identify colleagues from whom to seek information, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Volume 22, Issue 9-10, Pages 1424-1433, 2013, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.12070. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving (http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-828039.html)
gro.date.issued2013
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gro.griffith.authorAitken, Leanne M.
gro.griffith.authorMarshall, Andrea


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