In this phase, findings from the jurisdictional scan and literature review will be analyzed and applied to the context of home-based nursing care delivery in Ontario. Results of this analysis will be used to understand possible consequences of policy alternatives.
Based on findings of the synthesis, a comparative analysis of existing policy related to the structures of home-based nursing care and the assignment and delegation of nursing care activities will be conducted. This comparative analysis will provide agency partners, policy makers, and home care users with an understanding of policy alternatives and related consequences. Based on the synthesis findings, the policy problem will be clearly identified and described in the Ontario context.
Descriptive analysis of literature review findings will be conducted. Results will be used to understand possible consequences of policy alternatives. Home-based nursing care agency partners will be engaged to assist the research team in identifying gaps in knowledge and how they perceive policy related to the structures of nursing care and delegation of nursing care activities.