The aims of the study were to identify indicators of quality of nursing care from the perceptions of patients and nurses, and to determine the congruence between patients'and nurses'perceptions.
The paper is presented in two parts.
Part 1 included the background and methods to the study and the findings from the comparison of patients'and nurses'perceptions.
Part 2 describes the perceptions of patients and nurses, and draws conclusions drawn from the study as a whole.
Patients and nurses in hospital wards were interviewed using the critical incident technique.
We grouped 4546 indicators of high and low quality nursing care generated from the interview transcripts into 316 subcategories, 68 categories and 31 themes.
The themes were grouped into eight clusters : therapeutic context for care, attitudes and sensitivity, teaching and leadership, motivation to nurse, monitoring and informing, high-dependency care, efficiency and thoroughness, reflection and anticipation.
As shown in Part 1 of the paper, congruence between patients'and nurses'perceptions of quality was high and significant, although there was some difference of emphasis.
The findings support an emerging theory of interpersonal competence and quality in nursing care.
Mots-clés Pascal : Qualité, Soin, Infirmier, Perception sociale, Malade, Pratique professionnelle, Indicateur, Evaluation, Corrélation, Homme, Royaume Uni, Europe, Entretien, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Quality, Care, Nurse, Social perception, Patient, Professional practice, Indicator, Evaluation, Correlation, Human, United Kingdom, Europe, Interview, Health staff
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Cote : 99-0331471
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 16/11/1999.