Bedside Handover Using Isbar Frameworks

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Bedside handover using ISBAR frameworks has proven in promotion of patient satisfaction, especially for the patient’s safety. However, there are some barriers that were identified in the effectiveness of bedside handover. These barriers may involve different factors such as environmental and human. Thus, this literature review will be focusing on various themes on the effectiveness of bedside handover using ISBAR, which will then be compared and contrasted; and the most common barriers to effective bedside handover will be explored. The question that has been formulated is why is bedside handover with ISBAR considered to be the safest and most effective form of handover, and what are the common barriers that limit its execution in the clinical arena? It has been proven that bedside handover with ISBAR has provided a safety transition and met patient’s satisfaction that gives more opportunity to clarify information (ACSQHC 2012). Although, bedside handover with ISBAR is strictly implemented, there are difficulties in the application due to ‘changes in complex social practices’ of nurses that somehow limits its uptake (ACSQHC 2012, cited in Jeffcott, Evans & Cameron 2009). This literature review sought to study the rationale as to the effectiveness of bedside handover with ISBAR framework in clinical settings; and to identify the common barriers to effective communication in bedside handover. The main themes that will be included are the dyadic relationship between the
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