Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Patient Satisfaction Outcomes and RN Scores on the JAND
by Green, Linda, D.N.P., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2015, 49; 3712363
Abstract (Summary)

The quality of health care in the United States is often measured by the patient’s satisfaction. The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) was developed by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMS) along with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in 2002 to standardize the assessments and measures of patient satisfaction (Koch, 2014). Healthcare organizations are mandated to report their HCAHPS results to CMMS and AHRQ. Because of the significant role nurses take in the care and overall experience of hospitalized patients, this project explored RN scores on the Judgments About Nursing Decisions (JAND) instrument by Dr. Shake’ Ketefian (1984) and patient satisfaction data. The findings from the project suggest that RNs who are functioning in the post-conventional area of Kohlberg's Moral Development Theory as measured by the JAND may have an influencing effect on patient satisfaction outcomes as measured by the HCAHPS.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gauthier, Donna
Commitee: Hurst, Helen, Lemoine, Jennifer
School: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department: Nursing
School Location: United States -- Louisiana
Source: DAI-B 76/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Medical Ethics, Nursing
Keywords: Judgments about nursing decisions, Moral behavior, Moral reasoning, Patient satisfaction
Publication Number: 3712363
ISBN: 978-1-321-89140-9
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