Nursing Quality Of Care

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In this assignment, I will briefly discuss the framework developed and implemented for quality of care in our healthcare system. I will then discuss the different aspects between leadership and management within the healthcare system, and how the role of the nurse manger can improve quality of care through their management skills. I will also discuss what management is and how the role the nurse manager can also enhance the quality of care through quality improvement initiatives, such as; patient safety. Finally, I will discuss how the use of information management systems used within our healthcare system can also help managerial nurses to monitor and improve on these quality initiatives.

In a report published by the Health Service Executive
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The quality of care is determined by not only the structure of the health system, but also the role of the nurse manager through the quality of education, training and competency. According to an article written by Draper, D.A. et al. (2008), nurses are on the front line of patient care and therefore can significantly influence the improvement of quality of care and ultimately enhance patient treatment and outcome. Draper, D.A. et al. (2008) also argued that potential implications, such as; high level of documentation, staff shortages and nurses education and training can all have an impact on nurses’ involvement in providing quality of care. Therefore, the role of the nurse in managing and improving quality of care can be challenging, especially if nurses do not have competency, appropriate training, education, support and the resources needed (McCallin, A.M. and Frankson, C.…show more content…
et al. (2014) the findings showed that managers also played a huge role in both team spirit and unity, and therefore should not only be able to handle conflict, but to be approachable and visible to staff members to ensure continuity of care within the healthcare system. According to an article written by McCallin, A.M. and Frankson, C. (2010) management in nursing has become increasingly challenging, having an impact on the role of the nurse manger, in which they are expected to be leaders also, with the potential for role confusion and added stress. However, the nurse manager’s role in quality of care management has become more prominent, needed and valued within the healthcare system.

Huber D. (2014) agreed, but also argued that nursing is a unique profession in which the key performance focuses on the quality of care and correct management, and therefore nurse managers are expected to lead and manage quality of care through both clinical and managerial skill components. Cherry, B. and Jacob, S.R. (2015) maintained that regardless of which area or position the nurse is employed in, the healthcare organisation will expect a professional nurse to have both clinical and management skills, such as; quality of care and improvement
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