Murphy Prieto And Fader: A Qualitative Study

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Murphy, Prieto, and Fader (2015), conducted a qualitative study to understand the reason hospital staffs placed indwelling urinary catheters (IUC) in acute care unit yet they were regarded as leading cause of healthcare associated infections (HAI). They conducted twenty semi-structured interviews and thirty retrospective think aloud (RTA) interviews with clinicians involved in decision-making for IUC placement. The information obtained was transcribed verbatim, coded, analyzed and interpreted to deliver a thematic summary of the occurrence. The study was approved by the National Health Service (NHS) research ethics committee.
Results from the study found inconsistency in decision-making due to different beliefs on the right motives for IUC
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