The authors of this article are employed at the Providence Rehabilitation Center in Medford, OR: Marcia North and Patti Hollinsworth serve as primary nurses, and Mary Meeusen functions as a nurse coordinator.
Discharge Planning: Increasing Client and Nurse Satisfaction
Article first published online: 3 SEP 2012
1991 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Volume 16, Issue 6, pages 327–329, November-December 1991
How to Cite
North, M., Meeusen, M. and Hollinsworth, P. (1991), Discharge Planning: Increasing Client and Nurse Satisfaction. Rehabilitation Nursing, 16: 327–329. doi: 10.1002/j.2048-7940.1991.tb01242.x
- Issue published online: 3 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 3 SEP 2012
To monitor the effectiveness of its discharge planning methods, the nursing staff of the Providence Rehabilitation Center in Medford, OR, conducted a study by means of postdischarge telephone contact. An interview form was developed for recording client and family perceptions of the actual impact of discharge preparation. The study obtained information useful for staff efforts to improve discharge outcomes. It also afforded an opportunity to provide client reassurance and support after discharge.