Public Health Nurses' Decision Making in Canada, Finland, Norway, and the United States
Date of Original Version
The purpose of this study was to describe the decision-making processes of 369 public health nurses in Canada. Finland, Norway, and the United States, and to discuss any differences observed among these countries. The results indicate that public health nurses used different decision-making models on the job and that these models varied considerably. Five different decision-making models were identified, each exhibiting features of different decision-making theories. The differences between decision making of public health nurses in different countries were statistically significant. The differencies in decision making appear to be due to differences in health care systems in the 4 countries and the nature of the nursing task and context.
Western Journal of Nursing Research
Lauri, Sirkka, Sanna Salanterä, Hanna Bild, Karen Chalmers, Mary Duffy, Hesook Suzie Kim, Beverly Henry, and Diana J. Mason. "Public Health Nurses' Decision Making in Canada, Finland, Norway, and the United States." Western Journal of Nursing Research 19, 2 (1997): 143-165. doi:10.1177/019394599701900202.