Colleen J Goode

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The UIHC Department of Nursing is nationally known for its work on use of research to improve patient care. This reputation is attributable to staff members who continue to question "how can we improve practice?" or "what does the latest evidence tell us about this patient problem?" and to administrators who support, value, and reward EBP. The revisions(More)
BACKGROUND Nursing studies have shown that nursing care delivery changes affect staff and organizational outcomes, but the effects on client outcomes have not been studied sufficiently. OBJECTIVE To describe, at the level of the nursing care unit, the relationships among total hours of nursing care, registered nurse (RN) skill mix, and adverse patient(More)
The number of new graduates who will be needed to fill positions in our acute-care hospitals is astounding. The hiring and precepting of this many inexperienced nurses will severely tax hospital resources. A sound plan must be developed to maintain quality of care and patient safety with the influx of so many new nurse graduates. New graduates also must(More)
BACKGROUND Nurse staffing has been linked to hospital patient outcomes; however, previous results were inconsistent because of variations in measures of staffing and were only rarely specific to types of patient care units. OBJECTIVE To determine the relationship between nurse staffing in general and intensive care units and patient outcomes and determine(More)
Increased registered nurse vacancy rates have resulted in new graduates being assigned to care for high acuity patients with complex needs. The authors discuss the research related to new graduate preparation, identify the need for a standardized accredited national residency program, and describe a demonstration project under way in academic health centers.
OBJECTIVE To describe the relationships between the quality of patient care and the education and experience of the nurses providing that care. BACKGROUND There is a call for more nurses with baccalaureate degrees and more experienced nurses to work in hospitals. Previous research studies have examined the characteristics, abilities, and work assignments(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and burnout syndrome (BOS) are common in nurses, and whether the co-existence of PTSD and BOS is associated with altered perceptions of work and nonwork-related activities. METHODS University hospital nurses were administered four validated psychological questionnaires. RESULTS The(More)
While recognition for work has been positively related to nurses' job satisfaction in the research literature, specific types of recognition that would be most meaningful have not been identified. In this descriptive survey, 341 randomly selected staff nurses rated the extent of meaningfulness of 38 head nurse recognition behaviors. The most meaningful, in(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects a hospital-based managed care intervention has on the cost and quality of care. METHODS The intervention consisted of a CareMap and a nurse case manager. The CareMap contained both a critical path and a set of expected patient outcomes. The study population comprised all women who delivered by cesarean during the 18(More)
The authors document the 1-year outcomes of the postbaccalaureate residency program jointly developed and implemented by the University Health-System Consortium and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Data on 2 cohorts of residents (n = 679) in 12 sites across the country are presented. The 1-year termination rate was 12%, after those lost to(More)