Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Barriers to Effective Flow of Client Information

Barriers to Effective Flow of Client Information:

■ Failure to communicate, poor communication or lapses in communication between interprofessional team members;

■ Illegible handwriting;

■ Inaccurate communication (lengthy, irrelevant or conflicting content);

■ Inaccurate recall of communicated information;

■ Lack of access to information across systems; and

■ Complex social systems within organizations as nurses navigate the social hierarchies of the various disciplines involved in the care of the client

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