52. Healthcare and Quality: Perspectives from Nursing

Guest Co-Editor

Darryl W. Roberts, PhD, MS, RN, has contributed as a co-editor for this OJIN topic. Darryl is a Senior Policy Fellow at the American Nurses Association (ANA). In addition, he is an adjunct professor at Stevenson University School of Graduate and Professional Studies and at the University of Baltimore College of Public Affairs. He has 25 years of nursing experience in such diverse areas as chronic pulmonary care, hospice, mental health, informatics, health care quality, and the learning healthcare system. He earned graduate degrees in Nursing Informatics and Policy Sciences from the University of Maryland School of Nursing and the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), respectively. He later earned a PhD in Public Policy Evaluation from UMBC. As evaluation scientist, nurse informatician, clinical researcher, policy advisor, and university educator, Dr. Roberts gives a unique perspective to health care and nursing. In his several roles, he has the privilege of investigating, acting on, advocating for, and teaching about the confluences of healthcare, health information technology, health policy, and health care quality. He has contributed numerous scholarly publications and presentations at research and professional conferences nationally and internationally.


The five original articles in this Current OJIN topic discuss a variety of aspects related to quality in the healthcare environment.

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