As a nurse, you are the individual who has the ability to empower patients in the decision-making process pertaining to their health care. In addition,
you are in a unique position to empower your nursing colleagues to improve job satisfaction and use performance indicator data from dashboards to effect
For this Discussion, you will analyze the use of quality improvement data and discuss how this data can help empower both patients and nurses.
Respond to the following:
•What are the best strategies the nurse can employ to empower patients and support patients’ 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.
Health Policy and Politics, A Nurses Guide, by Milstead, p 240
Analyze what might have transpired if Annie did not have a nursing background.
List the breakdowns in communication that occurred and the potential ramifications.
Did the advance practice nurse’s office fulfill a meaningful use stage 2 requirements of providing secure electronic communication between
the patient and healthcare provider?