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Mental health quality improvement: What about ethics?


Horsfall, J and Cleary, M, Mental health quality improvement: What about ethics?, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 11, (1) pp. 40-46. ISSN 1445-8330 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2002 John Wiley and Sons

DOI: doi:10.1046/j.1440-0979.2002.00224.x


Nurses are increasingly developing and coordinating quality improvement projects under the auspices of state, area health service and organization policies, however, ethical frameworks are commonly absent. This study aims to define key terms, provide an overview of current policy in relation to ethics and outline some procedures and processes for mental health nurses involved in such projects. The use of appropriate ethical frameworks has the potential to foster participation and safeguard participants by providing a greater assurance of integrity and confidentiality regarding quality improvement data collection, utilization and dissemination.

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:108466
Year Published:2002
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-04-19
Last Modified:2016-08-08

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