Supported in part by the Division of Nursing, Health Resources Administration, DHHS Grant NU 00849 and City of Hope National Medical Center.
Quality assurance programme for nursing*
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2006
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Volume 7, Issue 2, pages 135–145, March 1982
How to Cite
Padilla, G. V. and Grant, M. M. (1982), Quality assurance programme for nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 7: 135–145. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.1982.tb00221.x
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2006
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2006
- Accepted for publication 16 September 1981
This article describes a conceptual and methodological framework for evaluating nursing care quality. The conceptual framework is based on Orem's theory of self-care which emphasizes the importance of decisions in the selection of nursing process based on patient status and problems. The primary outcome criteria is self-care. The methodological framework is based on Greenfield's criteria maps methodology for linking patient status (problems or diagnoses) to decisions about nursing interventions and linking these specific nursing intervention criteria to desired outcomes for self-care.
The article further describes a multiagency quality assurance programme for nursing. The programme includes: a definition of criteria and standards across agencies; nursing care management protocols that define standards of care; continuing education courses for nursing based on management protocols; the maps method of auditing actual and recorded nursing process and patient outcomes as defined in the management protocol.