Researching continuity of care: Can quality of life outcomes be linked to nursing care?

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Title Researching continuity of care: Can quality of life outcomes be linked to nursing care?
Author McMurray, Anne Mary; Theobald, Karen; Chaboyer, Wendy
Journal Name Contemporary Nurse
Year Published 2004
Place of publication Australia
Publisher eContent Management
Abstract Research that informs nursing interventions across the care continuum is vital, especially with shortened hospital stays. Measuring Quality of Life (QOL) and Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) helps identify health status improvements, but fails to provide insight into the effectiveness of nursing interventions aimed at continuity of care. Four research examples illustrate the need for complementary, qualitative studies of what patients and their families think, feel, need and want. These indicate a need to reconceptualise the research agenda in terms of the complexity and settings of nursing practice, and the need for informational as well as statistical significance. Read More:
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Volume 16
Issue Number 1-2
Page from 51
Page to 61
ISSN 1037-6178
Date Accessioned 2005-03-31
Language en_US
Research Centre Centre for Health Practice Innovation; Menzies Health Institute Qld
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject PRE2009-Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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