Quality improvement practices: Enhancing quality of life during mealtimes

Bronwynne Evans, N. L. Crogan

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Abstract

This article describes ten dining room problems, identified in a nursing home study, that needed quality improvement, as well as six quality practices suggested for implementation. These six quality practices provide the basis for an excellent eating experience characterized by a home-like atmosphere, high levels of staff-resident interaction, and increased attention to safety and ethical issues. The six practices also could serve as the foundation for a facility-wide, cost-effective, quality improvement program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-136
Number of pages6
JournalJournal for Nurses in Staff Development
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

Keywords

  • Dining room problems
  • Quality improvement
  • Quality practices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Education
  • Fundamentals and skills
  • Review and Exam Preparation

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