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'Rounding' for better patient care: An evaluation of an improvement intervention implementation


Walker, K and Duff, J and Fitzgerald, K, 'Rounding' for better patient care: An evaluation of an improvement intervention implementation, International Journal of Nursing Practice, 21, (2) pp. 207-213. ISSN 1322-7114 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/ijn.12244


‘Rounding’ is reported to be an effective intervention to enhance patient-centred care; nurses make frequent calls on their patients to ensure their needs are met and reassure them they are the focus of their care. In our hospital, two clinical units implemented rounding as improvement projects and asked the research unit to evaluate the effectiveness of implementation. A qualitative descriptive study using focus groups and in-depth interviews revealed that although the idea of rounding was well intended, it was not as effectively implemented as it might have been. Consequently, lessons have been learnt about the difficulties of changing clinician behaviour and will inform a new attempt at implementation.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:implementation, intervention, patient-centred care, practice improvement, rounding
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health services and systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Walker, K (Professor Kim Walker)
UTAS Author:Duff, J (Dr Jed Duff)
ID Code:92808
Year Published:2015 (online first 2014)
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2014-06-27
Last Modified:2018-04-26

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