Quality nursing care for hospitalized patients with advanced illness: Concept development†
Article first published online: 22 JUN 2010
Copyright © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 33, Issue 4, pages 299–315, August 2010
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Izumi, S., Baggs, J. G. and Knafl, K. A. (2010), Quality nursing care for hospitalized patients with advanced illness: Concept development. Res. Nurs. Health, 33: 299–315. doi: 10.1002/nur.20391
This study was supported by a National Institute of Nursing Research (F32NR010644) and Sigma Theta Tau Beta Psi Chapter Research Award. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institute of Nursing Research or the National Institutes of Health. The authors would like to thank the participants and nurses for their contributions.
- Issue published online: 14 JUL 2010
- Article first published online: 22 JUN 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 APR 2010
- National Institute of Nursing Research. Grant Number: F32NR010644
- quality of nursing care;
- concept development;
- advanced illness;
The quality of nursing care as perceived by hospitalized patients with advanced illness has not been examined. A concept of quality nursing care for this population was developed by integrating the literature on constructs defining quality nursing care with empirical findings from interviews of 16 patients with advanced illness. Quality nursing care was characterized as competence and personal caring supported by professionalism and delivered with an appropriate demeanor. Although the attributes of competence, caring, professionalism, and demeanor were identified as common components of quality care across various patient populations, the caring domain increased in importance when patients with advanced illness perceived themselves as vulnerable. Assessment of quality nursing care for patients with advanced illness needs to include measures of patient perceptions of vulnerability. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 33:299–315, 2010