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An evaluative audit of the introduction of a new nursing document within a specialist palliative care inpatient unit in Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Doody, Owen
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-22T12:17:18Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-22T12:17:18Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7614
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Aim and objectives: To audit the introduction of a new nursing document within a specialist palliative care inpatient unit in Ireland. Background: Nursing documentation contributes to effective patient care and communication between healthcare professionals and patients through providing a clear picture of; a patient’s status, nurse’s actions and care outcomes. However, documentation is often seen as a low priority and often lacks explicit information on patients’; preferences, needs and quality of life. Design: An evaluative audit. Results: Higher rates of documentation were evident in the unit using the new structured nursing documentation and significant differences were evident. Greater evidence of assessment, intervention and evaluation were evident in the new document and enables nursing care to be evident and identifiable. Conclusion: This project evaluated a new palliative nursing documentation system and identified that utilizing a structured document promotes accurate recording of clinical information and limits inconsistent documentation. Relevance to clinical practice: An effective system for documentation improves the identification of quality care provided and facilitates individualized care. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Open Access Text en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Nursing and Palliative Care;3 (4), pp.1-4
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15761/NPC.1000196
dc.subject nursing en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject documentation en_US
dc.title An evaluative audit of the introduction of a new nursing document within a specialist palliative care inpatient unit in Ireland en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2019-02-22T12:10:16Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2864515
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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