Improving patient participation in a challenging context: a 2-year evaluation study of an implementation project
2017 (English)In: Journal of Nursing Management, ISSN 0966-0429, E-ISSN 1365-2834Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
To evaluate an implementation project on patient participation.
Patient participation is one of the cornerstones of person-centred care. A previous intervention study resulted in improved patient participation in a surgical department in a large university hospital in Sweden. A subsequent implementation project was guided by the PARiSH framework and included several strategies over 2 years.
Patients (n = 198) in five units completed a questionnaire and nurse managers (n = 5) were interviewed.
Although the long-term implementation project did not improve patient participation in the units, the nurse managers described a changing culture in which staff grew to accept patients’ involvement in their own care. Several barriers to change and sustainability were acknowledged.
Improving patient participation in a busy environment is challenging. The framework was useful in the different steps of the project. In the future, the interrelationship of the core elements needs to be analysed in an ongoing and deeper way to allow both prediction and prevention of barriers to improvement.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-317309DOI: 10.1111/jonm.12459OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-317309DiVA: diva2:1081149