Special Issue "Clinical Nursing and Quality of Healthcare"

A special issue of Clinics and Practice (ISSN 2039-7283).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 February 2023 | Viewed by 556

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Georgios Vasilopoulos
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Guest Editor
Nursing, University of West Attica, Athens, Greece
Interests: surgical nursing; wound care; quality of life; negative pressure wound therapy; acute care nursing; evidence based nursing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Today, systems and health professionals are focusing more so than ever on the clinical management of emerging diseases. At the same time, in clinical practice, the possibilities that new therapeutic approaches and technologies represent are helping more than ever in the management of all patients, and especially critically ill patients. However, quality in the care of these patients must be addressed, as quality in health care is a key factor in daily clinical practice. It significantly determines the course of a disease and as a result determines the treatment options. We therefore invite the submission of research and review articles to this Special Issue regarding preclinical and clinical research findings on quality of care in patients at all levels of care.

Dr. Vasilopoulos George
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • quality of care
  • quality of life
  • clinical practice
  • nursing
  • health care
  • health care systems
  • evidence-based nursing
  • evidence-based medicine

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What Quality of Care Means? Exploring Clinical Nurses’ Perceptions on the Concept of Quality Care: A Qualitative Study
Clin. Pract. 2022, 12(4), 468-481; https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract12040051 - 30 Jun 2022
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Quality is a multidimensional issue involving various features that depend on service performance and personal assessment. Clarifying the concept of quality is essential in order to further facilitate the understanding and improvement of quality in healthcare. The purpose of this study was to [...] Read more.
Quality is a multidimensional issue involving various features that depend on service performance and personal assessment. Clarifying the concept of quality is essential in order to further facilitate the understanding and improvement of quality in healthcare. The purpose of this study was to investigate how clinical nurses, providing care to adult medical patients, perceive and define the concept of quality nursing care. A descriptive qualitative research design was applied. A purposive sampling strategy was used to recruit nurses from the clinical sector of a general public hospital in Athens, Greece. Ten female nurses from the medical sector participated the study. Data collection was conducted through in-depth, semi-structured interviews. Conventional content analysis was used to analyze the verbatim data. Four categories were revealed from the data analysis, namely: (a) “Quality care is holistic care”, (b) “Good care is an interpersonal issue”, (c) “Leadership is crucial”, and (d) “Best care is our responsibility”. Quality care was defined as holistic care, addressing all patient needs with competency and aiming for the best patient outcomes. It was associated with communication, teamwork, good leadership, and personal commitment. By developing an in-depth and mutual understanding about what quality means, nurse leaders and practitioners may collaborate in finding common paths to support quality interventions and enhance quality nursing care in clinical practice. Full article
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