Nurse perceptions of the impact of nursing care on patient outcomes: an exploratory study

Schreuders, Louise, Bremner, Alexandra P., Geelhoed, Elizabeth and Finn, Judith (2012) Nurse perceptions of the impact of nursing care on patient outcomes: an exploratory study. Contemporary Nurse, 41 2: 190-197. doi:10.5172/conu.2012.41.2.190


Author Schreuders, Louise
Bremner, Alexandra P.
Geelhoed, Elizabeth
Finn, Judith
Title Nurse perceptions of the impact of nursing care on patient outcomes: an exploratory study
Journal name Contemporary Nurse   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1037-6178
Publication date 2012-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.5172/conu.2012.41.2.190
Open Access Status
Volume 41
Issue 2
Start page 190
End page 197
Total pages 8
Place of publication Maleny, QLD, Australia
Publisher eContent Management
Language eng
Abstract The aim of this research was to explore registered nurses' perceptions of the relationship between nursing care and clinical outcomes. We conducted an exploratory survey using a convenience sample of nurses attending a 3 day nursing practice conference. Nurses with postgraduate degrees and those with a clinical main work role had higher mean scores for the impact of nursing care on patient outcomes. Nurses reported that pressure ulcers and surgical wound infection were most affected by nursing care. Falls, medication errors, pain management, and patient education were some of the clinical indicators suggested as additional appropriate measures of nursing care. Our results suggest that nurses' educational background and work role may influence their perception of the impact of nursing care on patient outcomes.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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