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J Nurs Manag. 2012 Mar;20(2):206-14. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2011.01376.x. Epub 2012 Jan 12.

A quality registers impact on community nurses' in end-of-life care - a grounded theory study.

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Primary Health Care Research, Development and Education Centre and County Administration of West Sweden, Vänersborg and Community Health Services, Åmål, Sweden. anna-karin.lindblom@amal.se

Abstract

AIM:

The aim of the study was to identify the impact of a quality register in end-of-life-care, from community nurses' perspective.

BACKGROUND:

There is a lack of knowledge about the impact of such a register in end-of-life care.

METHOD:

Data were collected by means of focus group interviews with a total of 12 nurses, from two communities in the western part of Sweden. Data analysis was based on grounded theory.

RESULT:

Feedback is the core category that influences all other processes. Two main categories emerged: 'Becoming aware of' and 'Acting accordingly'. These influenced the nurses and led to improved quality of care.

CONCLUSION:

A quality register gives the users (nurses) feedback on the care provided, which starts a process of change.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING MANAGEMENT:

The value of working with a quality register as a feedback system can be applicable to all professions working with quality assurance. The experiences will increase the motivation and understanding the value of using quality registers as a tool for enhanced quality. Further, nurse managers can use such a register as a feedback system, not only as a motivating tool when implementing a quality register, but in the evaluation of its outcomes.

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