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Quality improvement projects: Finding a pathway through policies


Cleary, M and Horsfall, J, Quality improvement projects: Finding a pathway through policies, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 11, (2) pp. 121-127. ISSN 1445-8330 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2002 John Wiley and Sons

DOI: doi:10.1046/j.1440-0979.2002.00235.x


It is increasingly common for mental health nurses to develop and implement quality improvement and/or research projects. The requirement that these activities be conducted in accordance with local, state and national policy; organizational accreditation frameworks; and within ethical frameworks is daunting. This paper aims to define relevant terms, relate some of the competing demands to each other and outline a pathway for developing nurse-based quality-related projects. When a specific exemplar is required, protocols from Central Sydney Area Mental Health Service will be drawn upon as it is likely that policy developed in this health area will not be significantly different to that of other health areas in New South Wales and other Australian States.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:quality improvement, research, mental health nursing
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:108465
Year Published:2002
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-04-19
Last Modified:2016-08-08

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