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19-3-2018 10:00 AM

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19-3-2018 11:30 AM

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A Correlation Between The Therapeutic Nursing Approach and Quality Patient Outcomes: An Integrative Literature Review

Isabel Galang

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Elizabeth Hartman

Abstract

Background: The therapeutic approach strongly emphasized in nursing is patient-centered care. This individualized approach empowers patient decisions about care through the use of therapeutic communication between patients and nurses. While the use of patient-centered care reports positive outcomes, it is not implemented in practice.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review is to identify barriers for the underutilization of patient-centered care and to discover strategies to increase its use in practice.

Methods: An integrative literature review was performed as directed by Whittemore and Knafl (2005). Articles were found using CINAHL, ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source, and PubMed databases using the terms nursing, patient- OR person-centered care, task-oriented care, therapeutic communication, quality clinical outcomes, and barriers.

Results: A history of clear associations between patient-centered care and quality patient outcomes was seen despite its underutilization. Findings suggest there are many common barriers to patient-centered care, but the major barriers are ineffective or missed opportunities for communication. To improve upon this barrier, a major strategy reported was implementation of a training or educational program for staff.

Conclusion: Patient-centered care can have a positive impact on patient outcomes and should be a long term gold standard model in nursing. More studies should be conducted on how patient-care strategies can be generalized for different settings in the long term with other factors such as socioeconomic status and how patient-centered care compares with task-centered care.

Keywords: nursing, patient-centered care, person-centered care, task-oriented care, therapeutic communication, quality clinical outcomes, barriers

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A Correlation Between The Therapeutic Nursing Approach and Quality Patient Outcomes: An Integrative Literature Review

A Correlation Between The Therapeutic Nursing Approach and Quality Patient Outcomes: An Integrative Literature Review

Isabel Galang

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Elizabeth Hartman

Abstract

Background: The therapeutic approach strongly emphasized in nursing is patient-centered care. This individualized approach empowers patient decisions about care through the use of therapeutic communication between patients and nurses. While the use of patient-centered care reports positive outcomes, it is not implemented in practice.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review is to identify barriers for the underutilization of patient-centered care and to discover strategies to increase its use in practice.

Methods: An integrative literature review was performed as directed by Whittemore and Knafl (2005). Articles were found using CINAHL, ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source, and PubMed databases using the terms nursing, patient- OR person-centered care, task-oriented care, therapeutic communication, quality clinical outcomes, and barriers.

Results: A history of clear associations between patient-centered care and quality patient outcomes was seen despite its underutilization. Findings suggest there are many common barriers to patient-centered care, but the major barriers are ineffective or missed opportunities for communication. To improve upon this barrier, a major strategy reported was implementation of a training or educational program for staff.

Conclusion: Patient-centered care can have a positive impact on patient outcomes and should be a long term gold standard model in nursing. More studies should be conducted on how patient-care strategies can be generalized for different settings in the long term with other factors such as socioeconomic status and how patient-centered care compares with task-centered care.

Keywords: nursing, patient-centered care, person-centered care, task-oriented care, therapeutic communication, quality clinical outcomes, barriers