QUALITY OF NURSING CARE OF PEOPLE WITH AIDS

Project Details

Description

The purpose of this project is twofold: 1) to describe the nursing
care delivered to people with AIDS (PWAs) at the time of their
first hospitalization for the onset of Pneumocystis carinii
pneumonia (PCP), and 2) to follow the PWAs for a six-month period
to describe the relationship between hospitalized nursing care
delivered and selected short- and long-term patient outcomes. This
Prospective study utilizes a quality assurance framework (Lang,
1976). Nursing care is defined as potential and evident patient
problems identified and interventions implemented by nurses. The
quality of the nursing care will be evaluated by describing the
observed relationships among identified problems, nursing
interventions, and patients' status. The immediate goal is to develop a validated care plan for PWAs
that would include commonly activated patient problems, effective
nursing interventions, and measurable patient outcomes. An
activated patient problem is one that has been identified by the
patient or the nurse as a significant issue for the patient. An
effective nursing intervention is a nursing action that has been
correlated with a positive change in patient status. Measurable
patient outcomes refer to the patients' changing health status as
measured by a valid and reliable instrument. The long-term goal
is to develop an assessment model that will expand the strategies
available to measure the quality of nursing care.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date12/31/894/30/97

Funding

  • National Institute of Nursing Research
  • National Institute of Nursing Research
  • National Institute of Nursing Research
  • National Institute of Nursing Research
  • National Institute of Nursing Research
  • National Institute of Nursing Research
  • National Institute of Nursing Research
  • National Institute of Nursing Research
  • National Institute of Nursing Research
  • National Institute of Nursing Research

ASJC

  • Medicine(all)
  • Nursing(all)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Care Planning

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