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A Relational View of Hospital and Post-acute Staff Communication and Adherence to Evidence-based Transitional Care

Abstract This descriptive research used social network analysis to explore the influence of relationships and communication among hospital nursing (RN, LPN, CNA) and discharge planning staff on adherence to evidence-based practices (EBP) for reducing preventable hospital readmissions. Although previous studies have shown that nurses are a valued source of research information for each other, there have been few studies concerning the role that staff relationships and communication play in adherence to evidence-based practice. The investigator developed the Relational Model of Communication and Adherence to EBP from diffusion of innovation theory, social network theories, relational coordination theory, and quality improvement literature.

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Created Date 2016
Contributor Solomons, Nan M. (Author) / Lamb, Gerri (Advisor) / Verran, Joyce (Committee member) / Marek, Karen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nursing / Communication / Evidence-based practice / Nurses' relationships / Quality improvement / Social networks
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 224 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Nursing and Healthcare Innovation 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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