The Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) is a data driven program improves quality care and safety for patients under hospice care. The QAPI program enables and enhances quality in hospice clinics in order to self evaluate themselves determining whether patient care in up to par (Tecca, Merriman, & Wilson, 2007). The methods to self examination enables hospice clinics to improve performance and quality of care for the patients they serve. These methods are used as conditions of participation that assess such hospice programs. Hospice organizations are able to identify their weaknesses and address them to QAPI standards.
2. Discuss what the focus of QAPI programs should be.
QAPI has two functions, the first function is assessing the quality of hospice care and the second is improving the performance of current hospice care. Focuses should take into consideration current and ongoing hospice quality of care, hospice safety, and hospice health outcomes. When the quality of hospice care and the performance of hospice care are improved and carried out the outcome is better patient care and health.
3. Summarize the details of various cultural competence assessment resources in the Hines article.
Hines article provides various tools that enable a person or organization to be evaluated in a cultural competence point of view. These examinations enable a healthcare organization to improve cultural competence within their services, how to address certain weaknesses in cultural competences, and how care is being provided to diverse populations. These cultural assessment tools help the health care delivery system enhance services by promoting cultural sensitive care to their patients (Tecca, Merriman, & Wilson, 2007).
4. Explain the details of several cultural competence educational resources.
Hines, D. (2012). Cultural Competence Assessment and Education Resources for Home Care and Hospice Clinicians. Home Healthcare Nurse, 30(1), 39-45.
Tecca, M., Merriman., M., & Wilson, H. (2007). White Papers. OCS - Insights to Elevate Performance. Retrieved from www.oschomecare.com/Resources/White-Papers.aspx
California State University, Dominguez Hills
School of Nursing
Cultural Diversity and Health Care
Barbara L. Kennedy, ND, APRN, FNP-BC, ACRN, CNE
October 18, 2012
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