Professor Wendy Chaboyer.

Clinical handover at the patient’s bedside key to increasing safety in hospitals The handover of patient information during nursing shift changes is an integral area under investigation in a national effort to boost patient safety in hospitals . In one of seven projects funded by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in HEALTHCARE to boost the handover of medical details in hospitals, a research group led by Griffith University will evaluate the great things about conducting the nursing handover at the patients’ bedside. Professor Wendy Chaboyer, director of Griffith’s Analysis Center for Clinical and Community Practice Technology, said face-to-encounter handovers at nursing shift changes were conducted in a separate room away from the individual typically.