nurses play as advocates for patient rights. To assist nurses in being better prepared for this role, programs such as Patient Care Partnership provide guidance.
Analyze the use of quality improvement data and discuss how this data can help empower both patients and nurses. Review the Patient Care Partnership information presented in this week’s Resources. In addition, reflect on the media presentation and the information shared by Ms. Manna on patients’ rights.
A 5-paragraph (at least 550 words) response. Be sure to use evidence from the readings and include in-text citations. Utilize essay-level writing practice and skills, including the use of transitional material and organizational frames. Avoid quotes; paraphrase to incorporate evidence into your own writing. A reference list is required. Use the most current evidence (usually ≤ 5 years old).
· What are the best strategies the nurse can employ to empower patients and support patients’ rights to improve the quality of care? (Some considerations to keep in mind may include: providing information on effectiveness, risks, and benefits of alternative treatments.)
· In what ways can NDNQI data from dashboards or quality improvement data be used to support nurse empowerment in practice?
· How has your institution empowered the nursing staff through the use of quality improvement data?
· Provide an example of how you have personally empowered either a patient or a fellow nurse.
Citation: Montalvo, I., (September 30, 2007) “The National Database of Nursing Quality IndicatorsTM (NDNQI®)” OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. Vol. 12 No. 3, Manuscript 2.
Laureate Education. (Producer). (2009a). Topics in clinical nursing: Accountability and nursing practice [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.