DQ on EBP: Financial, Quality and Clinical Aspects

DQ on EBP: Financial, Quality and Clinical Aspects

The implementation of evidence-based care in palliative care nursing requires a lot of input from various parts of the healthcare sector. Evidence-based care is a problem-solving approach that requires the input of up to date methods that have been verified to improve the quality of patients (Melnyk and Fineout, 2014). The health provider faces a lot of influential aspects during the implementation of evidence-based practice including the policies regulating the practice, acceptability of the approach, time and availability of other resources. Three major aspects affect implementation of EBP namely the financial aspect, quality aspect, and clinical aspect.

Financial aspect: The implementation of health education programmes and acquisition of skills in palliative care requires finance. In any organization, there is no project that can run without funding (Vaidya et al., 2017). The expenses attached to this project on palliative care teaching are high because of the coverage area. Therefore, finances are likely to come from the government and other donors to support the programme both in public and private sectors. The organization of the teaching programmes for nurses and the resources for teaching will also increase the financial requirements.

Quality aspect: Evidence-based practice is an approach that aims at improving the quality of care provided to patients (Melnyk et al., 2017). The turnover rates of nurses to be trained during the program will affect the quality of palliative care services provided. This project highly depends on mass nursing education for the EBP to be effective. Palliative care nursing is a service that requires devotion, convincing power and a caring heart which will only be achieved through training (Vaidya et al., 2017).

Clinical aspect: The number of patients seeking palliative care services will be directly affected by this project. Many patients have myths and misconceptions that palliative care is for the dying people but through evidence-based nursing education, many will understand the importance of palliative care services thus improving patient turnover service seeking for palliative care.


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