• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

American Journal of Nursing, 2001 Book of the Year Award in Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Building upon generic concepts and skills of caring and helping, this book provides a foundation for addiction practice by health and social services professionals. Chapters emphasize the knowledge considered essential in every area, and each chapter identifies the skills required and suggests topics for further study.

  • Understand the origins and development of program evaluation.
  • Grasp the basic elements of addiction practice evaluation.
  • Demonstrate competence in client evaluation.
  • Participate in program evaluation.
  • Understand the concept and process of quality improvement.
  • Be familiar with the concepts of continuous quality improvement and total quality management.
  • Participate in the quality improvement plan.
  • Evaluation
  • Origins and Development
    • The Great Society Programs
    • Suchman's Criteria
    • Evaluation Concepts
  • Addiction Practice Evaluation
  • Client Evaluation
    • Treatment Outcomes
    • Treatment Improvement
  • Program Evaluation
    • Program Outcomes
    • Program Improvement
  • Continuous Quality Improvement and Total Quality Improvement
    • The Quality Improvement Plan
  • Summary
  • Related Skills Checklist
  • Special Topics for Further Study
  • Addiction Practice 2000

Program evaluation is the systematic application of social science knowledge and methodology to health and human service programs to help practitioners appraise outcomes and guide improvements. More specifically, addiction clinicians and ...

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