This ambitious and long-awaited volume brings together foremost nursing scholars and educators to review and critique the state of nursing research across topics most relevant to current practice. Comprehensive in scope, cogent and truly thought provoking, a book such as the Handbook for Clinical Nursing Research is a must-have shelf reference for every nurse carrying out research or aspiring to conduct research and for those who teach them.
Chapter 11: Therapeutic Outcomes Sensitive to Nursing
Therapeutic Outcomes Sensitive to Nursing
Nursing professionals are increasingly called upon to demonstrate the contributions of nursing practice to patient outcomes (American Nurses Association, 1995; Clark & Lang, 1992; Lange & Marek, 1992). Valid and reliable instruments that can be used in clinical settings and are sensitive to the impact of nursing interventions are essential to meeting this challenge (Crawford, Taylor, Seipert, & Lush, 1996; Jennings, 1991; Johnson & Maas, 1995; Martin, Scheet, & Stegman, 1993). In this chapter, we examine the state of the science related to the measurement of therapeutic outcomes sensitive to nursing care. The scope of the review excludes outcomes that are ...