Testing a model for developing, implementing and evaluating a strategy to improve the quality of nursing and midwifery care in an acute hospital trust.

Peter O'Halloran, Dawn Connolly

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Abstract

Abstract:
Background: Health care organisations
worldwide are faced with the need to develop
and implement strategic organisational plans
to meet the challenges of modern health care.
There is a need for models for developing, implementing and evaluating strategic plans that engage practitioners, and make a measurable difference to the patients that they serve. These presentations describe the development, implementation and evaluation of such a model by a team of senior nurses and practice developers, to underpin a strategy for nursing and midwifery in an acute hospital trust. Developing a Strategy The PARIHS (Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services) conceptual framework (Kitson et al, 1998) proposes that successful implementation of change in practice is a function of the interplay of three core elements: the level of evidence supporting the proposed change; the context or environment in which the change takes place, and the way in which change is facilitated. We chose to draw on this framework to develop our strategy and implementation plan (O’Halloran, Martin and Connolly, 2005). At the centre of the plan are ward managers. These professionals provide leadership for the majority of staff in the trust and so were seen to be a key group in the implementation process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages125-126
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 04 May 2007
EventRCN 2007 International Nursing Research Conference - Dundee, United Kingdom
Duration: 01 May 200704 May 2007

Conference

ConferenceRCN 2007 International Nursing Research Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityDundee
Period01/05/200704/05/2007

Keywords

  • practice
  • development
  • nursing

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