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Nurses’ perceptions of quality assurance
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
The Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden.
2007 (English)In: Journal of Nursing Management, ISSN 0966-0429, E-ISSN 1365-2834, Vol. 15, no 1, p. 51-58Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim: To describe nurses’ perceptions of quality assurance. Methods: A qualitative approach using phenomenography was adopted in this study. Data were collected by open and semi-structured interviews from a strategic sample of nurses (N = 10) from a hospital in the south-west of Sweden. Findings: The nurses showed 10 different perceptions of the phenomena, which were summarized into four description categories: controlling, development, cooperation and demands. The perceptions described show that nurses can perceive quality assurance both as an asset and as a burden. Conclusion: The expressed perceptions show that nurses use quality assurance as a way of keeping a certain level of caring. It also gives nurses an opportunity for professional growth as well as a possibility for rewards. Working together as a team, even though there are different staff grades, to find joint standpoints, has a positive effect not only on qualitative assurance but also for the patient, as he/she often meets different categories during hospital stay. © 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2007. Vol. 15, no 1, p. 51-58
Keywords [en]
nurse perspective, perception, phenomenography, quality assurance
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-37586DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2934.2006.00630.xPubMedID: 17207007Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-33845719996OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-37586DiVA, id: diva2:1294477
Available from: 2019-03-07 Created: 2019-03-07 Last updated: 2019-03-07Bibliographically approved

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