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Evaluation of Nursing Process documentation

Davis, B., Billings, Jenny R., Ryland, R. (1994) Evaluation of Nursing Process documentation. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 19 (5). pp. 960-968. ISSN 0309-2402. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.1994.tb01175.x) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Following the introduction of a nursing process and associated documentation in one hospital, an attempt was made to evaluate the effectiveness of the documentation as a record of the nursing process. Two questionnaires were developed, based on previous research in this field, one for the assessment of the documentation, and the other to assess the attitudes and practices of the ward sisters regarding its implementation. The findings indicated that, generally, the assessment phase of the process was poorly documented and that many psychological and social problems were not addressed as well as others. The interventions were relevant but contained little detail. The evaluation section was fair but updating and re-assessment where relevant were poor. Some sisters seemed to display a lack of understanding of the principles or the practice of the process, despite in-service education. Lessons to be learnt from the exercise are suggested.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.1994.tb01175.x
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Jenny Billings
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2014 16:44 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:10 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/44126 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Billings, Jenny R.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5660-9478
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