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A nurse manager wants to determine how well a new policy is working in the clinical area. It would be appropriate to use:
A) Survey methods
B) Grounded theory
C) Evaluation research
D) Experimental research
C. Evaluation research is aimed at finding out how well a program, practice, policy, or procedure is working. A survey studies a large group to identify general information, opinions, attitudes, or perceptions. A grounded theory is a theory developed through the collection and analysis of qualitative data. Experimental research collects information about human subjects who are divided into a control group and a comparison group.
______ is aimed at finding out how well a program, practice, policy, or procedure is working.
______ is a theory developed through the collection and analysis of qualitative data.
____ collects information about human subjects who are divided into a control group and a comparison group.
studies a large group to identify general information, opinions, attitudes, or perceptions.
is the foundation of research and the most reliable and objective of all methods of gaining knowledge.
The scientific method
_____ Involves inductive reasoning to develop generalizations or theories from specific observations or interviews.
A qualitative study
Nursing's paradigm includes four linkages:
the person, health, environment/situation, and nursing.
A theory is a set of concepts, definitions, relationships, and assumptions that:
Explains a phenomenon
Promotes national associations of nurses, improving standards of nursing practice, seeking a higher status for nurses, and providing an international power base for nurses.
International Council of Nurses (ICN)
Beginning nursing student, or any nurse entering a situation in which there is no previous level of experience.
A nurse who has had some level of experience with the situation, and able to identify meaningful aspects or principles of nursing care.
A nurse who has been in the same clinical position for 2 to 3 years, and understands the organization and the specific care required by the type of clients.
A nurse with greater than 2 to 3 years of experience in the same clinical position and perceives a client's clinical situation as a whole, and is able to assess an entire situation, and readily transer knowledge from previous situations.
A nurse with diverse experience who has an intuitive grasp of an existing or potential clinical problem.
Part of the Resident Assessment Intrusment, is also a rich resource for nurses in determing the best type of interventions to support health care needs of clients ages 65 and over.
Minimum Data Set (MDS)
Federally funded, state-operated program that provides health insurance to low-income families, and those with disabilities.
Federally administrated program, financially funded national health insurance for people 65 years and older.
Combines the best of computer science and information science with nursing science, and supports nursing practice and the delivery of nursing care by providing nurses with a way to manage and process nursing data, information, and knowledge.
First level of theory development, describes phenomena, speculate on why phenomena occure, and descrive consequences of phenomena.
Serves to inform a system how how it functions.
Broad in scope, complex, and therefore require further specification through research, provides structural framework for broad, abstract ideas about nursing.
Data or information that comes from a client's assessment.
Explains a systematic view of a phenomenon specific to the discipline of inquiry.