Using research to identify why nurses do not meet established sexuality nursing care standards

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Donald D. Kautz, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: ALTHOUGH A main objective of quality assurance (QA) activities is to improve the nursing care given to patients. many QA activities focus on uncovering deficiencies rather than on developing strategies to assist nurses in meeting quality patient care standards. Intervention strategies may be quickly and poorly planned and often result in no improvement or only a temporary rise in monitoring scores. This article will examine a recurrent nursing QA problem experienced at the University of Kentucky Hospital and the research activities taken to discover the underlying reasons for failure to meet the department's care standards in the area of sexuality. The results of this research then served as the basis for developing a comprehensive intervention plan to change the practice of nurses within the institution.

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Journal of Nursing Quality Assurance
Language: English
Date: 1990
Nursing, Sexuality

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