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Journal of Nursing Management

Shelly A Fischer, Jacqueline Jones, Joyce A Verran
AIM: To validate a framework of factors that influence the relationship of transformational leadership and safety climate, and to enable testing of safety chain factors by generating hypotheses regarding their mediating and moderating effects. BACKGROUND: Understanding the patient safety chain and mechanisms by which leaders affect a strong climate of safety is essential to transformational leadership practice, education, and research. METHODS: A systematic review of leadership and safety literature was used to develop an organising framework of factors proposed to influence the climate of safety...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Christine Chisengantambu, Guy M Robinson, Nina Evans
AIM: To explore the interplay between the work of nurse managers and the support they receive and provide. BACKGROUND: Support is the cornerstone of management practices and is pivotal in employees feeling committed to an organisation. Support for nurse managers is integral to effective health sector management; its characteristics merit more attention. METHODS: The experiences of 15 nurse managers in rural health institutions in South Australia were explored using structured interviews, observation and document review...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Qiuhua Shen, Jill Peltzer, Cynthia Teel, Janet Pierce
AIMS: To evaluate the effectiveness of the Kansas Nurse Leader Residency (KNLR) programme in improving nurses' leadership knowledge and skills and its acceptability, feasibility and fidelity. BACKGROUND: The Future of Nursing Report (Institute of Medicine, 2011) calls for nurses to lead change and advance health. The 6-month KNLR programme was developed by the Kansas Action Coalition to support nurses' leadership development. METHODS: Nurses (n = 36) from four nursing specialties (acute care, long-term care, public health and school health) participated in the programme...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Allison Squires, Virpi Jylhä, Jin Jun, Anneli Ensio, Juha Kinnunen
AIM: This study will critically evaluate forecasting models and their content in workforce planning policies for nursing professionals and to highlight the strengths and the weaknesses of existing approaches. BACKGROUND: Although macro-level nursing workforce issues may not be the first thing that many nurse managers consider in daily operations, the current and impending nursing shortage in many countries makes nursing specific models for workforce forecasting important...
September 10, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Mélanie Lavoie-Tremblay, Monique Aubry, Guylaine Cyr, Marie-Claire Richer, Jean-François Fortin-Verreault, Claude Fortin, Caroline Marchionni
AIM: To explore the characteristics that influence project management offices acceptance and adoption in healthcare sector. BACKGROUND: The creation of project management offices has been suggested as a promising avenue to promote successful organisational change and facilitate evidence-based practice. However, little is known about the characteristics that promote their initial adoption and acceptance in health care sector. This knowledge is important in the context where many organisations are considering implementing project management offices with nurse managers as leaders...
September 10, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Sheila Cox Sullivan, Mitzi R Norris, Lana M Brown, Karen J Scott
AIM: To examine the nurse manager perspective surrounding implementation of unit level shared governance in one Veterans Health Administration facility. BACKGROUND: Nursing shared governance is a formal model allowing nursing staff decision-making input into clinical practice, quality improvement, evidence-based practice and staff professional development. Unit level shared governance is a management process where decision authority is delegated to nursing staff at the unit level...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Moriah Ellen
AIMS: To explore which factors nurses perceive to help and hinder influenza vaccination rates among the elderly. BACKGROUND: Influenza-related illnesses and deaths have disproportionately high prevalence among the elderly. Vaccination is an effective tool to prevent complications. METHODS: Semistructured interviews were conducted with nurses focusing on barriers, facilitators and health care providers' roles in influencing patients to be vaccinated...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Ann Rhéaume, Jane Mullen
AIM: Pilot study to examine the impact of long work hours and shift work on cognitive errors in nurses. BACKGROUND: Twelve-hour shifts are more commonly used in hospital settings and there is growing concern over the impact that extended and irregular work hours have on nurses' well-being and performance. METHOD: Twenty-eight nurses working different shifts (8-hr days and 12-hr rotation) participated in this study. Nurses were assessed at the beginning of four consecutive shifts using actigraphy, a sleep diary and an after work questionnaire...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Elizabeth Schenk, Ruth Schleyer, Cami R Jones, Sarah Fincham, Kenn B Daratha, Karen A Monsen
AIM: This study examined nurses' work, comparing nursing interventions and locations across three units in a United States hospital using Omaha System standardized terminology as the organizing framework. BACKGROUND: The differences in nurses' acute-care work across unit types are not well understood. Prior investigators have used time-motion methodologies; few have compared differences across units, nor used standardized terminology. METHODS: Nurse-observers recorded locations and interventions of nurses on three acute-care units using hand-held devices and web-based TimeCaT(™) software...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Peng-Cheng Liu, Huan-Huan Zhang, Mei-Ling Zhang, Jie Ying, Ying Shi, Shou-Qi Wang, Jiao Sun
AIM: To explore the situation of older nurses approaching retirement with regard to their retirement planning, and the relationship of their retirement planning behaviour with the job environment and job satisfaction under their current employment arrangements and other work-related variables. BACKGROUND: Nurse shortage has become a global phenomenon that can be alleviated by retaining older nurses in service. The Chinese government proposed the "Incremental Delay Retirement Age Policy...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Lena Gunningberg, Carina Bååth, Eva Sving
AIM: To describe staff's perceptions of a continuous pressure mapping system to prevent pressure injury in a hospital ward. BACKGROUND: Pressure injury development is still a problem in hospitals. It is important to understand how new information and communication technologies can facilitate pressure injury prevention. METHOD: A descriptive design with qualitative focus group interviews was used. RESULTS: Five categories were identified: "Need of information, training and coaching over a long period of time," "Pressure mapping - a useful tool in the prevention of pressure injury in high risk patients," "Easy to understand and use, but some practical issues were annoying," "New way of working and thinking," and "Future possibilities with the pressure mapping system...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Mette Kjerholt, Bibi Hølge-Hazelton
AIM: To describe whether an action learning-inspired journal club for nurse leaders can develop the leaders' self-perceived competences to support a research culture in clinical nursing practice. BACKGROUND: Development of clinical research capacity and nurse leaders with the requisite competences are key factors in evidence-based health care practice. This study describes how nurse leaders at a large regional hospital took part in a journal club for nurse leaders, with a view to developing their competences to support a nursing research culture in their departments...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Mark White, Tony Butterworth, John S G Wells
AIM: To explore the experiences of participants involved in the implementation of the Productive Ward: Releasing Time to Care™ initiative in Ireland, identifying key implementation lessons. BACKGROUND: A large-scale quality improvement programme Productive Ward: Releasing Time to Care™ was introduced nationwide into Ireland in 2011. We captured accounts from ward-based teams in an implementation phase during 2013-14 to explore their experiences. METHODS: Semi-structured, in-depth interviews with a purposive sample of 24 members of ward-based teams from nine sites involved in the second national phase of the initiative were conducted...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Arnaud Duhoux, Matthew Menear, Maude Charron, Mélanie Lavoie-Tremblay, Marie Alderson
AIM: To synthesize the evidence on the effectiveness of interventions aiming to promote or improve the mental health of primary care nurses. BACKGROUND: Primary care nurses have been found to have high levels of emotional exhaustion and to be at increased risk of suffering from burnout, anxiety and depression. Given the increasingly critical role of nurses in high-performing primary care, there is a need to identify interventions that can effectively reduce these professionals' mental health problems and promote their well-being...
August 6, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Louise Thomson, Justine Schneider, Laurie Hare Duke
AIM: The purpose of the study was to explore unregistered health care staff's perceptions of 12 hour shifts on work performance and patient care. BACKGROUND: Many unregistered health care staff work 12 hour shifts, but it is unclear whether these are compatible with good quality care or work performance. METHOD: Twenty five health care assistants from a range of care settings with experience of working 12 hour shifts took part in interviews or focus groups...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Ian Blackman, Evridiki Papastavrou, Alvisa Palese, Stavros Vryonides, Julie Henderson, Eileen Willis
AIMS: To measure and model Australian, Cypriot and Italian nurses' beliefs about what care is missed and how frequently it occurs within their settings. BACKGROUND: This study expands on previous MISSCARE research but now applies and predicts missed care within three countries. METHODS: Multivariate analysis was performed to estimate 1,896 nurses' consensus scores about missed care activities based on Alfaro-Lefevre's conceptual framework of care priorities...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Naoki Yoshinaga, Yohei Nakamura, Hiroki Tanoue, Fionnula MacLiam, Keiko Aoishi, Yuko Shiraishi
AIM: To evaluate the long-term effectiveness of modified brief assertiveness training (with cognitive techniques) for nurses. BACKGROUND: Most assertiveness training takes a long time to conduct; thus, briefer training is required for universal on-the-job training in the workplace. METHODS: In this single-group study, nurses received two 90-min training sessions with a 1-month interval between sessions. The degree of assertiveness was assessed by using the Rathus Assertiveness Schedule as the primary outcome, at four time points: pre- and post-training, 3-month follow-up and 6-month follow-up...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Yukio Sonoda, Daisuke Onozuka, Akihito Hagihara
AIM: To evaluate operating room nurses' perception of teamwork performance and their level of mental stress and to identify related factors. BACKGROUND: Little is known about the factors affecting teamwork and the mental stress of surgical nurses, although the performance of the surgical team is essential for patient safety. METHODS: The questionnaire survey for operation room nurses consisted of simple questions about teamwork performance and mental stress...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Alejandro Orgambídez-Ramos, Yolanda Borrego-Alés, Octavio Vázquez-Aguado, Jaume March-Amegual
AIMS: Kanter's structural empowerment model was used to assess the influence of access to opportunities, resources, information and support on core burnout through global empowerment in a nursing sample in Portugal. BACKGROUND: The empowerment experience increases the levels of nursing professionals' satisfaction and performance preventing the emergence of burnout. However, the relationship between structural empowerment and burnout has been scarcely studied in Portugal...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Siobhan O'Connor
AIMS: To explore nurses' views on future priorities for the profession and to examine social media as an engagement tool to aid policy discussion and development. BACKGROUND: Nurses are often not directly involved in policy creation and some feel it is a process they cannot easily influence. METHODS: A descriptive mixed methods study of a Twitter chat hosted by the Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland was undertaken. Data were gathered using an analytics platform and NCapture software...
July 23, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
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