Hofling - study of obedience in nurses

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What type of study was this and why?
Field - was natural for the nurses
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Who were the participants?
22 different nurses from 22 different wards within 3 different hospitals
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What was the aim of the study?
To see whether nurses would obey to authority when it means breaking hosptial rules and endangering the lives of patients
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What was the placebo called and what did the label say?
Astroten. 5mg capsules. Do not exceed 10mg.
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Who did Hofling say he was?
Dr Smith
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What did he say on the phone?
That he was running late and had a patient that needed 20mg of Astroten. He said he would sign for it when he returned.
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What hospital rules were being broken?
Taking orders over the phone and from an unfamiliar voice. Not getting the papers signed before administrating medication.
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How many nurses obeyed and went to give the patient the Astroten?
21
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How many of these nurses said they noticed the label?
10
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Comments

georgiasadler

another obvious hospital rule being broken is exceeding the maximum dosage - forgot to put it in

georgiasadler

also, only 10 of the 21 nurses who obeyed noticed the label

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