Archive for the 'Research' Category

Few doctors, nurses report asking patients about what they expect in their care

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Few doctors, nurses report asking patients about what they expect in their care. The Boston Globe reported on 10/27/11 on the BMJ Quality and Safety report by Bates and Rozenblum related to whether or not doctors and nurses actually ASK the patient about his expectations.   The survey included 1004 care providers in 4 academic medical centers […]

Article by Gravlin and Bittner points out need for shared plan for delegation

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Again our wonderful nurse scientists Gayle Gravlin at Lahey and Nancy Bittner from Regis College have published their research re: Nurses’ and Nursing Assistants’ Reports of Missed Care and Delegation in the July/August 2010 JONA (Journal of Nursing Administration).  Routine nursing tasks were identified as the most common omissions and the reasons included: Poor utilization […]

Nursing Makes a Significant Difference

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

In Nurse Leader, June 2010, Steven Shaha, PhD, DBA, reveals research that quantifies predictive relationships with nursing care, financial success, and satisfaction for both nurses and inpatients.  This study shows that when nurses have developed efficient and effective care models that reflect understanding of the patient’s actual needs, there are positive effects.  Sounds like RROHC to […]

Addressing Patient Spirituality

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

 Knowing your patients well enough to be able to address, or at minimum, refer a patient to explore the patient’s spiritual needs,  will affect the last days of  incurable diseases patients.  The Dana Farber Cancer Institute found better quality of life at the end of life when spiritual needs are discussed, and often patients do not ask for aggressive medical […]

Delegation and Supervision Poster Session Success!

Monday, April 19th, 2010

The Poster Session at AONE was a great success! Linda Pullins and Ruth Hansten spent many hours describing the research and the results of the RROHC program!