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Reviews of units of care: Combining practice, research and quality assurance


Fitzgerald, MA and Hill, A and Mann, R and Turrell, S, Reviews of units of care: Combining practice, research and quality assurance, International Journal of Nursing Practice, 4, (2) pp. 134-141. ISSN 1322-7114 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1046/j.1440-172X.1998.00082.x


That nurses should base their practice on the best available knowledge is generally accepted by the profession. However, the operationalisation of this ideal is difficult for hard pressed clinicians. We believe that responsibility for assimilating current knowledge in a practical format belongs to all nurses working in an organisation. This paper describes a project where clinicians, administrators and academics have collaborated to rewrite standards of practice in a format that includes up to date evidence and practical measures for appraising outcomes. This work is a practical example of quality assurance activities serving to create opportunities for collaboration between nurses who have chosen to practice, teach, manage and/or research nursing.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:best practice, computerised nursing systems, evidence based practice, quality, standards
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Nursing
UTAS Author:Fitzgerald, MA (Professor Mary Fitzgerald)
ID Code:64187
Year Published:1998
Deposited By:Nurse Education Unit
Deposited On:2010-07-05
Last Modified:2011-10-11

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