This book seeks to define nursing at a management or administrative level. Using the widely regarded Orem self-care deficit model to provide a nursing focus, the authors explore the nursing needs of populations, the roles and functions of advanced practice nursing administration, and the administrative structures, processes and outcomes that facilitate nursing practice.

Quality Control: Patient Outcomes

Quality control: Patient outcomes

Quality control is concerned with standards of care and practice: the structures, the processes, and the outcomes of nursing. This chapter focuses on outcomes, the difficulties in defining nursing outcomes, and how self-care deficit nursing theory (Orem, 1995) provides a basis for identifying nursing outcomes. A framework for categorizing nursing outcomes based on the theory is proposed. Examples using the theory for determining nursing outcomes in rehabilitation and acute care nursing including use of a patient classification system are given. In addition, a framework for examining nursing outcomes in terms of individuals, populations, and nursing administration is presented.

A Perspective on Quality


Quality can be defined as an attribute, an acquired trait, or an accomplishment or as excellence of a ...

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