In this weekâ€™s learning, you examined both the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) and the key role nurses play as advocates for patient rights. To assist nurses in being better prepared for this role, programs such as Patient Care Partnership provide guidance.
For this Discussion, you will analyze the use of quality improvement data and discuss how this data can help empower both patients and nurses. Review the Patient Care Partnership information presented in this weekâ€™s Resources. In addition, reflect on the media presentation and the information shared by Ms. Manna on patientsâ€™ rights.
Respond to the following:
- What are the best strategies the nurse can employ to empower patients and support patientsâ€™ rights to improve quality of care? (Some considerations to keep in mind may include: providing information on effectiveness, risks, and benefits of alternative treatments.)
- In what ways can NDNQI data from dashboards or quality improvement data be used to support nurse empowerment in practice?
- How has your institution empowered the nursing staff through the use of quality improvement data?
- Provide an example of how you have personally empowered either a patient or a fellow nurse.
Support your response with references from the professional nursing literature.