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Simon Innes, chief executive of CVS, shares his thoughts on vet salaries, recruitment challenges and his ambition for CVS global domination. By Adele Waters.
March 17, 2018: Veterinary Record
Susan Y Friedman, Mitchell T Rabkin
Hospital boards address quality of care and patient safety as well as financial performance through long-accepted practices. By contrast, a hospital's administrative operations and institutional culture are not usually subject to such detailed scrutiny. Yet, despite a healthy bottom line and patient commendations, hospital personnel can be underperforming, burdened with poor morale, and suffering from less than optimal leadership, unwarranted inefficiency, and ethically questionable management practices. The resulting employee dissatisfaction or disengagement can affect productivity, quality, turnover, innovation, patient and donor attraction and retention, public image, etc...
March 6, 2018: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Tom Moberly
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March 7, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
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Gottlieb, L. N. & Gottlieb, B. (2017). Strengths-Based Nursing: A Process for Implementing a Philosophy Into Practice. Journal of Family Nursing, 23, 319-340. Doi: 10.1177/1074840717717731 The authors have identified changes to certain sentences, which they believe are important for their article. These edits are outlined below. Page 328, 8th line from bottom Incorrect sentence: To illustrate, a point-of-care nurse, Jenette Schoon, who works in a long-term children's rehabilitation hospital had been unhappy with the way family discharge planning meetings has been conducted...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Family Nursing
Susan Hassmiller, Ani Bilazarian
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to illustrate the quality, safety, cost-effectiveness, and ethics of consumer engagement initiatives and identify promising practices and leadership strategies used by nursing leaders. METHODS: A literature review was performed with supplementary interviews conducted with 25 key nursing informants including nursing executives and chief nursing officers at acute care hospitals, community health centers, policy institutions, and quality and safety organizations...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Nursing Administration
Heather V Nelson-Brantley, Debra J Ford, Karen L Miller, Kristin A Stegenga, Robert H Lee, Marjorie J Bott
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to understand how nurses in a 25-bed critical-access hospital (CAH) led change to become the 1st to achieve Magnet®. BACKGROUND: Approximately 21% of the US population lives in rural areas served by CAHs. Rural nurse executives are particularly challenged with limited resources. METHODS: Staff nurses, nurse managers, interprofessional care providers, the chief nursing officer, and board of directors (n = 27) were interviewed...
March 2018: Journal of Nursing Administration
Jennifer L Embree, Julie Meek, Patricia Ebright
The purpose of this article is to describe the business case framework used to guide doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program enhancements and to discuss methods used to gain chief nurse executives' (CNEs) perspectives for desired curricular and experiential content for doctor of nursing practice nurses in health care system executive roles. Principal results of CNE interview responses were closely aligned to the knowledge, skills and/or attitudes identified by the national leadership organizations. Major conclusions of this article are that curriculum change should include increased emphasis on leadership, implementation science, and translation of evidence into practice methods...
January 2018: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Eileen Elias
BACKGROUND: Eileen Elias has decades of experience in leadership positions within government and nongovernmental organizations. As the first female Commissioner for Mental Health in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the US in the early 1990s, Elias gained experience on navigating gender-based challenges to attain recognized performance outcomes. OBJECTIVE: From lessons learned from women leaders, educate young women entering their careers on attaining leadership positions...
January 18, 2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
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January 2018: Annals of Family Medicine
Simukai Chigudu, Momodou Jasseh, Umberto d'Alessandro, Tumani Corrah, Adama Demba, Julie Balen
Recently, increasing attention has been given to behavioural and relational aspects of the people who both define and shape health systems, placing them at the core. A growing refrain includes the assertion that important decisions determining health system performance, including agenda setting, policy formulation and policy implementation, are made by people. Within this actor-oriented approach, good leadership has been identified as a key contributing factor in health systems strengthening. However, leadership remains ill-defined and under-researched, especially in resource-limited settings, and understanding the links between leadership and health outcomes remains a challenge...
January 1, 2018: Health Policy and Planning
Javier A Cienfuegos, Enrique Pérez-Cuadrado Martínez
Editor-in Chief and Executive Editor summerize the recent evolution of The Spanish Journal of Gastroenterology. They tackle several questions regarding the internet impact on scientific journals.
December 28, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
M Armstrong, P Ward
The following two pieces are published here to help highlight the parlous state of affairs between the British Dental Association ([BDA] the dental profession) and its regulator, the General Dental Council (GDC). The first piece by Mick Armstrong details the background to one of the letters he sent to Mr William Moyes, Chair of the GDC and provides a link to rest of the lengthy correspondence. The second piece by BDA Chief Executive Peter Ward questions how autonomous the GDC can actually be under the law and asks whether such a body is in fact acting without the law...
December 15, 2017: British Dental Journal
Karl-Heinz Wehkamp, Heinz Naegler
BACKGROUND: Hospitals must make a profit to ensure their continued existence. The observed rises in case numbers and case-mix indices lead us to suspect that the admission, treatment, and discharge of patients are now being influenced not just by purely medical factors, but also by economic considerations with a view toward making a profit-i.e., that decision-making has become partially commercialized. In this study, we investigated whether doctors and hospital chief executive officers (CEOs) share this perception of their professional environment...
November 24, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
William C Krause, Holly A Ingraham
The neuroendocrine brain or hypothalamus has emerged as one of the most highly sexually dimorphic brain regions in mammals, and specifically in rodents. It is not surprising that hypothalamic nuclei play a pivotal role in controlling sex-dependent physiology. This brain region functions as a chief executive officer or master regulator of homeostatic physiological systems to integrate both external and internal signals. In this review, we describe sex differences in energy homeostasis that arise in one area of the hypothalamus, the ventrolateral subregion of the ventromedial hypothalamus (VMHvl) with a focus on how male and female neurons function in metabolic and behavioral aspects...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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BVA is embarking on an exciting project to transform its headquarters in London, writes Chief Executive David Calpin .
December 2017: Veterinary Record
Everlyne Rotich, Liz Wolvaardt
BACKGROUND: A large number of maternal and neonatal deaths occur during birth and 48 h after birth. The benefits of postnatal care to the mother and newborn cannot be overemphasized as this is another opportunity where complications that might arise from pregnancy and childbirth can be treated, as well as the time to provide important information on maternal and newborn care after delivery. This study aimed to determine the information needs of mother-baby pairs in the first 6 weeks after birth...
November 16, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Bing Ying Poon, Stephen Shortell, Hector P Rodriguez
OBJECTIVE: To examine the extent to which physician-to-system ownership transitions are associated with declines in practice-reported patient responsiveness (PRPR). DATA SOURCES: A longitudinal cohort of practices (n = 897) from the National Survey of Large Physician Organizations/National Survey of Small- and Medium-Sized Physician Organizations (2006/08) and the National Survey of All-Size Physician Organizations (2012/13). STUDY DESIGN: Multivariable regression estimated the effect of ownership on changes in PRPR, controlling for practice size, specialty composition, other practice, and market characteristics...
November 16, 2017: Health Services Research
Ann M Annis, Claire H Robinson, Nicholas Yankey, Sarah L Krein, Sonia A Duffy, Beth Taylor, Anne Sales
BACKGROUND: In 2010, the Veterans Health Administration issued a Staffing Methodology (SM) Directive to provide a standardized, data-driven method for determining appropriate inpatient nurse staffing. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to describe experiences and factors related to SM implementation. METHODS: We administered a Web-based survey to chief nurse executives to obtain their implementation experiences. Structural, process, and outcome factors and barriers associated with self-reported implementation success were identified...
December 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
Sandra G Leggat, Cathy Balding
Objective To explore the impact of the organisational quality systems on quality of care in Victorian health services.Methods During 2015 a total of 55 focus groups were conducted with more than 350 managers, clinical staff and board members in eight Victorian health services to explore the effectiveness of health service quality systems. A review of the quality and safety goals and strategies outlined in the strategic and operating plans of the participating health services was also undertaken.Results This paper focuses on the data related to the leadership role of health service boards in ensuring safe, high-quality care...
November 13, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
Tim Hahn, Nils R Winter, Christine Anderl, Karolien Notebaert, Alina Marie Wuttke, Celina Chantal Clément, Sabine Windmann
Facial Width-to-Height Ratio (fWHR) has been linked with dominant and aggressive behavior in human males. We show here that on portrait photographs published online, chief executive officers (CEOs) of companies listed in the Dow Jones stock market index and the Deutscher Aktienindex have a higher-than-normal fWHR, which also correlates positively with their company's donations to charitable causes and environmental awareness. Furthermore, we show that leaders of the world's most influential non-governmental organizations and even the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church, the popes, have higher fWHR compared to controls on public portraits, suggesting that the relationship between displayed fWHR and leadership is not limited to profit-seeking organizations...
2017: PloS One
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