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Evidence-Based Practice

Stimulating a Culture of Improvement: Introducing an Integrated Quality Tool for Organizational Self-Assessment

Cathy Coleman
CJON 2015, 19(3), 261-264 DOI: 10.1188/15.CJON.261-264

As leaders and systems-level agents of change, oncology nurses are challenged by opportunities to guide organizational transformation from the front line to the board room. Across all care settings, reform and change initiatives are constants in the quest to optimize quality and healthcare outcomes for individuals, teams, populations, and organizations. This article describes a practical, evidence-based, integrated quality tool for initiating organizational self-assessment to prioritize issues and stimulate a culture of continuous improvement.

At a Glance

  • Quality is complex and multidimensional.
  • Organizational improvement begins with self-assessment.
  • Management of change requires competent leadership.

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