How language choice can affect HCAI prevention

Cole, Mark (2016) How language choice can affect HCAI prevention. Nursing TImes . ISSN 0954-7762

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The financial and human costs of healthcare-associated infections have prompted many local and national policies/guidelines aimed at controlling or preventing infection. However, the language used in the discourse of this area of practice tends to lack objectivity and may make unachievable demands of staff. This article explores how such language can negatively affect staff behaviour and drive poor practice underground.

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Subjects:A Medicine and Dentistry > A300 Clinical Medicine
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Institute of Health
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Deposited On:01 Aug 2018 13:26

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