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The Medicine with Respect Project: a stakeholder focus group evaluation

Hemingway, Steve; White, Jacquie; Turner, James; Dewhirst, Kate; Smith, George


Steve Hemingway

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Dr Jacquie White
Interim Co-Head of School (Nursing and Midwifery), University Mental Health Strategy Lead and Reader

James Turner

Kate Dewhirst

George Smith


The administration of medicines is a role that fundamentally impacts on the wellbeing of the patient and has been described as one of the highest risk activities that a nurse undertakes. This article reports on the Medicine with Respect Project where collaborating organisations sought to improve the education and training of Mental Health Nurses toward safe and competent practice. Focus groups were used to evaluate stakeholders experiences and what emerged was overall satisfaction but with specific suggestions in how to improve the effectiveness of the project. All groups emphasised that all nurses in administering medicines should undergo a rigorous assessment of their medicines administration performance. This would make the ultimate aim of competent and safe practice more achievable


Hemingway, S., White, J., Turner, J., Dewhirst, K., & Smith, G. (2012). The Medicine with Respect Project: a stakeholder focus group evaluation. Nurse education in practice, 12(6), 310-315.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 16, 2012
Online Publication Date Apr 12, 2012
Publication Date 2012-11
Journal Nurse Education in Practice
Print ISSN 1471-5953
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 12
Issue 6
Pages 310-315
Keywords Medicines administration; Mental health nurses; Focus groups; Competence; Collaboration
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