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Journal of Nursing Care Quality:
doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e31829a8416
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Using Appreciative Inquiry During Care Transitions: An Exploratory Study

Scala, Elizabeth MSN/MBA, RN; Costa, Linda L. PhD, RN, NEA-BC

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a transitional care coaching intervention offered to chronically ill medical patients during the transition from hospital to home. This 2-arm randomized pilot study uses a coaching framework based on appreciative inquiry theory. This article reviews the appreciative inquiry literature and identifies the characteristics of patients who participated in appreciative inquiry coaching. Lessons learned are summarized, and suggestions for future research are offered.

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