Developing a Nursing model of care? Try focus groups.
Today's professional nurse strives to meet high standards of patient care through the use of evidence-based practice (EBP) and quality improvement initiatives. Although EBP and quality improvement have received significant attention in today's healthcare environment, a Nursing model of care is foundational to exceptionalNursing practice. Therefore, it's imperative that hospitals identify, develop, or refine a model of care that best reflects the professionalNursing practice within their organization.
Published in: Nursing Management, Volume 42, Issue 8, August 1, 2011, pages 24-26. Copyright © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA. The final published version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NUMA.0000399805.91456.ff