Using a complex network methodology to track, evaluate, and transform fundamental care

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Abstract

In this study, we drew on methods originating in complex adaptive systems and social network analysis to develop a novel way to quantify fundamental care. Data were obtained from a public statement from the Australian Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Results support the importance of using a systemic approach to assess the multiple dimensions of the fundamentals of care. Our method allows measurement of the problem within its system, providing a detailed quantification of care events and identifying excellence and improvement opportunities. We illustrate the strengths of this approach using principal component analysis and heat mapping. The application of the proposed methodology in healthcare decision-making, planning, and quality improvement is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNurses and Midwives in the Digital Age
EditorsMichelle Honey, Charlene Ronquillo, Ting-Ting Lee, Lucy Westbrooke
PublisherIOS Press BV
Pages31-35
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781643682204
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2021
Event15th International Congress in Nursing Informatics: Nurses and Midwives in the Digital Age, NI 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 23 Aug 20212 Sep 2021

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume284
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference15th International Congress in Nursing Informatics: Nurses and Midwives in the Digital Age, NI 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period23/08/212/09/21

Keywords

  • care
  • Complex adaptive systems
  • Fundamentals of Care Framework
  • network

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