Underpinnings of evaluation -- Evaluation in advanced practice nursing -- Nature of evidence as a basis for evaluation -- Conceptual models for evaluation in advanced nursing practice -- Economic evaluation -- Evaluation of organizations, systems, and standards for practice -- Evaluating organizations and systems -- Evaluating health care information systems and patients care technology -- Evaluation of patient care standards, guidelines, and protocols -- Evaluation of populations and health care teams -- Evaluating populations and population health -- Evaluating health care teams -- Evaluation of health policy and the future of health care -- Translating outcomes from evaluations to health policies -- Future trends and challenges in evaluation.
With this book, readers will gain essential knowledge on delivering client care-to the individual patient, the family, and the community. The text includes major sections on designing and evaluating client care interventions, promoting innovation, change, and diffusion in practice, client care delivery, and a wealth of information on the business aspects of CNS practice.
Includes bibilographical references and index.
Purchased with Kelowna General Hospital Foundation funds.
The context of health program development and evaluation
Context of health program development and evaluation
Diversity in programs and evaluation
Basics of planning for health programs and services
Health program development
Community health assessment for program planning
Program theory and interventions revealed
Program objectives and setting targets for objectives
Health program implementation
Logistics of program implementation
Process evaluation techniques
Impact and outcome evaluation of health programs
Impact evaluation questions and methods
Designs for impact evaluation
Evaluation data analysis and interpretation
From data to decision
Cost analysis : the basics
Continuing the cycle.
When stakeholders colaborate with evaluators, their understanding increases and the utility of the evaluation is often enhanced. With over 20 years of evaluation experience, author Rita O'Sullivan has created am approach that actively engages program stakeholders in the evaluation process. Practicing Evaluation: A Collaborate Approach contains strategies and techniques for conducting successful collaborative evaluations in a variety of program settings, including education, family support, health and non-profit organizations.