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

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This project was supported by grant number R18HS018464 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Keywords

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

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