Learning Objective 1: know different Quality of Life approaches/models in present literature as well as a concept analysis performed.
Learning Objective 2: discover a perspective of Quality of Life as an alternative for theory-based research in Nursing and Healthcare Innovation.
Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to review the literature relevant to Nursing and Healthcare Innovation and to present a concept analysis of QOL.
Methods: We followed six of the
Results: There is general agreement about the multidimensionality of QOL. Authors have proposed physical, psychological, social and spiritual dimensions. Few articles reported theory-based QOL concepts. The concept of ‘health related quality of life’ is often used in health sciences to refer to health-affected dimensions, but some researcgers questioned that health situations could affect all personal dimensions and individuals cannot distinguish disruption solely in one dimension. A QOL holistic perspective of the human experience of living health/disease is presented.
Conclusion: As the aim and focus of each discipline is different, measurement approaches must complement each other, and research must be multidisciplinary, theory-based, and include subjective and objective indicators. A holistic nursing perspective of QOL is suggested in order to design integrative and innovative healthcare interventions.