Nursing assistant perceptions of their role in quality improvement processes in nursing homes

Heather Davila, Kathleen Abrahamson, Christine Mueller, Thomas S. Inui, Aaron G. Black, Greg Arling

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Abstract

Nursing assistants provide the majority of direct resident care in nursing homes and are centrally involved in implementing quality improvement (QI), yet little is known about their experiences in QI. Interviews with nursing assistants found that respondents perceive themselves as having a unique and important role in QI. They described key outcomes of QI as positive gains in the daily lives of residents, improved work processes, and increased time between staff and residents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)282-289
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 2016

Keywords

  • Long-term care
  • Nursing assistants
  • Nursing homes
  • Quality improvement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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