QUALITY IN HEALTH CARE
COURSE TITLE: Selected Topics in Nursing: Health
Care Quality Improvement
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Explores healthcare applications of quality improvement, including governmental and regulatory influences, standards, and guidelines, quality programs and methods, and process redesign.
At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
Meisenheimer, C,G. (1997). Improving quality: A guide to effective programs (2nd ed.). Gaitherburg, MD: Aspen Publishers, Inc.
BOOKS ON RESERVE IN THE SCIENCE LIBRARY:
Boyette, J.H., Schwartz, S., Osterwise, L., & Bauer, R.(1993). The quality journey: How winning the Baldridge award sparked the remaking of IBM. New York, NY: Dutton Books.
Deming, E.W. (1986). Out of crisis. Cambridge, MA: MIT.
Dever, G.E.A. (1997). Improving outcomes in public health practice: Strategies and methods. Gaitherburg, MD: Aspen Publishers, Inc.
Donabedian, A. (1980). Explorations in quality assessment andmonitoring . Vol. 1.: The definition of qualit and approaches to its assessment. Ann Arbor, MI: Health Administration Press.
Garvin, D.A. (1988). Managing quality: The strategic and competitive edge. New York, NY: The Free Press.
Goldberg, A.M. & Pegels, C.C. (1984). Quality circles in health care facilities: A model for excellence. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers, Inc.
Graham, N.O. (1995). Quality in health care: Theory, application, and evolution. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers, Inc.
Katz, J.M. & Green, E. (1997). Managing quality: A guide to system-wide performance management in health care. (2nd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
Kemper, R.E. (1997). Quality, TQC, TQM: A meta-liertaure study. Lanham, MD: The Scare crow Press.
Talley, D.J. (1991) Total Quality Management. Milwaukee, WI, ASQC Quality Press.
1. Web-based discussions (30 points)
The following distribution of grades will be used for this course:
A. 93-100 points
All papers must be turned in by 6 pm on the due date and must be typed using APA format. Papers will not be accepted after the due date and will receive a grade of 0 unless arrangements are made for an extension with the instructor at least 48 hours prior to a deadline. See web based discussion section for grading of web based assignments.