Despite the proliferation of research on primary nursing, most studies have investigated the effects of primary nursing on quality of care, job satisfaction and collegial relationships.
Few researchers have attempted to isolate the key dimensions of primary nursing in an observable and measurable form.
The purpose of this exploratory study was to devise an audit tool for primary nursing that builds on Mead's research and incorporates views of patients/clients, relatives, nurses and other members of the multidisciplinary team.
Preliminary findings suggest that the audit is a useful indicator of the extent to which the crucial elements of primary nursing are present or absent in any clinical setting.
Furthermore it suggests that while many wards claim to practise primary nursing there is a considerable variation in the extent to which this is actually carried out.
Mots-clés Pascal : Nursing, Primaire, Audit, Organisation information, Qualité, Soin, Relation professionnelle, Multidisciplinaire, Exploration, Homme, Organisation santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nursing, Primary, Audit, Information organization, Quality, Care, Professional relation, Multidisciplinary, Exploration, Human, Public health organization
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0456974
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 25/01/1999.