Linda L O’Brien-Pallas

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BACKGROUND Organizational context plays a central role in shaping the use of research by healthcare professionals. The largest group of professionals employed in healthcare organizations is nurses, putting them in a position to influence patient and system outcomes significantly. However, investigators have often limited their study on the determinants of(More)
AIM This paper is a discussion of the derivation of the Nursing Services Delivery Theory from the application of open system theory to large-scale organizations. BACKGROUND The underlying mechanisms by which staffing indicators influence outcomes remain under-theorized and unmeasured, resulting in a 'black box' that masks the nature and organization of(More)
BACKGROUND There are gaps in knowledge about the extent to which home care nurses' practice is based on best evidence and whether evidence-based practice impacts patient outcomes. AIM The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between evidence-based practice and client pain, dyspnea, falls, and pressure ulcer outcomes in the home care(More)
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