Development of Hermes, a new person-centered assessment tool in nursing rehabilitation, through action research

Kristján Kristjánsson, Kristin Thorarinsdottir

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Abstract

In this article, an action-research project has been outlined, aimed at exploring ways for developing an assessment tool, underpinned by phenomenology, which would enhance a person-centered approach to the participation of patients in nursing assessment and care planning in rehabilitation. Participants were nurses in physical rehabilitation and a consultant. Data were collected by interviews and observation of the documentation on the tool. The tool, Hermes, was adopted in practice. Through its use, important person-centered assessment practices were enhanced and several aspects of its phenomenological grounding were supported. Hermes has potential for facilitating the transfusion of phenomenology into nursing practice.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAdvances in Nursing Science
Volume40
Issue number2
Early online date5 May 2017
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 5 May 2017

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