Implementation of a nursing home quality improvement project to reduce resident pain

A qualitative case study

Kathleen Abrahamson, Susan De Crane, Christine Mueller, Heather Wood Davila, Gregory Arling

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Abstract

This article describes the experiences of staff members working within nursing homes that successfully implemented a quality improvement project aimed at reducing resident pain. Interviews were conducted with 24 nursing home employees from within 8 facilities participating in the quality improvement project. Findings were organized using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research. Interdisciplinary communication, supportive leadership, training, and nursing assistant participation facilitated implementation. Increased documentation, resistance to change, and difficulty measuring outcomes were perceived challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-268
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research
  • Nursing home
  • Pain
  • Pain management
  • Quality improvement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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Implementation of a nursing home quality improvement project to reduce resident pain : A qualitative case study. / Abrahamson, Kathleen; De Crane, Susan; Mueller, Christine; Davila, Heather Wood; Arling, Gregory.

In: Journal of Nursing Care Quality, Vol. 30, No. 3, 01.09.2015, p. 261-268.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abrahamson, Kathleen ; De Crane, Susan ; Mueller, Christine ; Davila, Heather Wood ; Arling, Gregory. / Implementation of a nursing home quality improvement project to reduce resident pain : A qualitative case study. In: Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 2015 ; Vol. 30, No. 3. pp. 261-268.
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