9780763783259

Nursing Outcomes: The State of the Science

  • ISBN 13:

    9780763783259

  • ISBN 10:

    0763783250

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 05/01/2010
  • Publisher: JONES & BARTLETT PUBLISHERS

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Summary

Nursing-Sensitive Outcomes: State of the Science is an invaluable resource for nurse researchers, scholars, and health care professionals committed to effective, quality nursing care as evidenced by nursing-sensitive outcomes measurement. This text concentrates on outcome indicators which focus on how patients and their conditions are affected by their interaction with nursing staff. Each chapter includes a concept analysis of the outcome concept; then defining characteristics are identified and a conceptual definition is proposed. Factors that influence the outcome concept are discussed, As well as the consequences for clients' health and well-being.  the strength of the evidence is reviewed concerning the sensitivity of the outcome concept to nursing structure variables and nursing/processes interventions. The author offers a comprehensive synthesis of the literature, critically reviews the quality of the evidence, and provides direction For The selection of outcome variables and approaches to measurement. 

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