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VALVERDE JIMENEZ, M.R. and HERNANDEZ COROMINAS, M.A.. Management of cases and research model. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.26, pp.246-250. ISSN 1695-6141. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1695-61412012000200016.
Management of cases is a way of advancing and improving integrated, coordinates ans continuous attention, with the focus on shared responsibility in coordinating care, resourcesm services and professionals. The nurse is the leader of the project since he/she has an overall view aimed at covering needs and fostering self-care. The nurse is an agent of change in this new management and leadership scenario in the health system. The aim of this study is to offer a refection on possible research lines on nursing cares applied to management of cases. The NANDA-NIC-NOC languages comprise an original project to provide an overview of nursing thought, a structure and content to plan care and to take clinical decisions. Evidence-based nursing establishes a useful means to interconnect theory and practice, by providing tools to implement the results from research in nursing clinics and so avoid variations of practice. The use of nursing research focused on measuring results can direct and guide the organization of health services. Case manager nurses have reported results that are effective in reducing mortality and readmissions but it is necessary to develop research questions using terms and elements from the nursing conceptual framework that provide sound results and avoid variations in the clinic.
Keywords : nursing care; health manager; research; nursing.