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Regina Cunningham, Mary K Walton
Increasingly, healthcare organizations are adopting patient and family advisory councils as a key strategy to create a culture grounded in patient- and family-centered principles and improve the patient experience. In the 1st of a 3-part series, the chief nurse executive and the director of patient- and family-centered care at a Magnet®-designated academic medical center discuss how a stronger patient voice can lead to better care and improved clinical outcomes. The authors examine ways in which the Magnet culture helped drive change and offer tips to establish a successful patient and family advisory council...
November 2016: Journal of Nursing Administration
Danielle Hoare
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 13, 2016: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
David O Akeju, Marianne Vidler, J O Sotunsa, M O Osiberu, E O Orenuga, Olufemi T Oladapo, A A Adepoju, Rahat Qureshi, Diane Sawchuck, Olalekan O Adetoro, Peter von Dadelszen, Olukayode A Dada
BACKGROUND: The dearth of health personnel in low income countries has attracted global attention. Ways as to how health care services can be delivered in a more efficient and effective way using available health personnel are being explored. Task-sharing expands the responsibilities of low-cadre health workers and allows them to share these responsibilities with highly qualified health care providers in an effort to best utilize available human resources. This is appropriate in a country like Nigeria where there is a shortage of qualified health professionals and a huge burden of maternal mortality resulting from obstetric complications like pre-eclampsia...
September 30, 2016: Reproductive Health
Rachel Flynn, Dawn Hartfield
Purpose The Edmonton Zone, one of five Zones in Alberta Health Services (the health system in the province of Alberta, Canada), established a quality management framework (QMF) as a means to improve the delivery of high quality health care in the spring of 2014. The purpose of this research study was to understand the factors that facilitated or hindered the implementation of a quality improvement (QI) initiative for hand hygiene led by a newly formed frontline unit quality council (UQC), a part of the QMF, based out of the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at the Stollery Children's Hospital in the Edmonton Zone...
October 3, 2016: Leadership in Health Services
Lee A Lindquist, Rachel K Miller, Wayne S Saltsman, Jennifer Carnahan, Theresa A Rowe, Alicia I Arbaje, Nicole Werner, Kenneth Boockvar, Karl Steinberg, Shahla Baharlou
We assembled a cross-cutting team of experts representing primary care physicians (PCPs), home care physicians, physicians who see patients in skilled nursing facilities (SNF physicians), skilled nursing facility medical directors, human factors engineers, transitional care researchers, geriatricians, internists, family practitioners, and three major organizations: AMDA, SGIM, and AGS. This work was sponsored through a grant from the Association of Subspecialty Physicians (ASP). Members of the team mapped the process of discharging patients from a skilled nursing facility into the community and subsequent care of their outpatient PCP...
October 4, 2016: Journal of General Internal Medicine
Thomas E Schulte, Ellen K Roberts, Kristina Birch, Steven J Lisco
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the workflow interruptions on an anesthesiology clinical director (CD). By assessing the interruptions on the CD, we hypothesize that these frequent interruptions would prohibit the CD from medical direction of residents or certified nurse anesthetists in operating rooms. DESIGN: Cellular phone data were obtained from Verizon Wireless statements over 10 months, August 2012 through May 2013. These data were from a single cellular phone carried by the anesthesia CD and subsequent overnight anesthesiologist 24 hours a day...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Stephanie Jones-Berry
An analysis of 230 English NHS trusts, 14 Scottish and seven Welsh health boards found 132 (53%) chief nurses had only been in post since 2014. Of this figure, 33 nurse directors took up their new positions this year.
September 30, 2016: Nursing Management (Harrow)
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Two senior nurses have been appointed to new positions at NHS Improvement, where they will work as deputies to executive director of nursing Ruth May.
September 30, 2016: Nursing Management (Harrow)
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Every year, Nursing Management's sister publication Nursing Standard conducts a survey of nurse directors in the NHS. This year's results (analysis, page 8 ) reveal that turnover at this executive level remains worryingly high. They show that 132 chief nurses at 230 English trusts, 14 Scottish and seven Welsh health boards have been in post only since 2014, and 33 stepped into the role just this year.
September 30, 2016: Nursing Management (Harrow)
María L Gómez, Richard Charnigo, Torrie T Harris, John C Williams, William Pfeifle
CONTEXT: Findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest that addressing persistent health disparities based on race and ethnicity must become a national priority. The field of cultural and linguistic competency has gained national attention by improving access to and quality of health care, patient-provider communication, health outcomes, and health equity for minority groups and other vulnerable or special needs populations. OBJECTIVES: (1) To measure how local health departments (LHDs) in Kentucky comply with the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS); and (2) to provide policy recommendation based on the findings...
November 2016: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
Alison Whyte
'These three fantastic examples illustrate the breadth of nursing innovation in London,' says RCN London regional director Bernell Bussue.
September 28, 2016: Nursing Standard
Sun-Joo Kang
This paper proposed an effective model for improving global health nursing competence among undergraduate students. A descriptive case study was conducted by evaluation of four implemented programs by the author. All programs were conducted with students majoring in nursing and healthcare, where the researcher was a program director, professor, or facilitator. These programs were analyzed in terms of students' needs assessment, program design, and implementation and evaluation factors. The concept and composition of global nursing competence, identified within previous studies, were deemed appropriate in all of our programs...
2016: Frontiers in Public Health
Nancy Carter, Esther Sangster-Gormley, Jenny Ploeg, Ruth Martin-Misener, Faith Donald, Abigail Wickson-Griffiths, Sharon Kaasalainen, Carrie McAiney, Kevin Brazil, Alan Taniguchi, Lori Schindel Martin
The aim of this paper is to explore the role and activities of nurse practitioners (NPs) working in long-term care (LTC) to understand concepts of access to primary care for residents. Utilizing the "FIT" framework developed by Penchanksy and Thomas, we used a directed content analysis method to analyze data from a pan-Canadian study of NPs in LTC. Individual and focus group interviews were conducted at four sites in western, central and eastern regions of Canada with 143 participants, including NPs, RNs, regulated and unregulated nursing staff, allied health professionals, physicians, administrators and directors and residents and family members...
2016: Nursing Leadership
Kokui Elikplim Pomevor, Augustine Adomah-Afari
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to assess available human resources for neonatal care and their skills, in order to explore health providers' perceptions of quality of neonatal care in health facilities in Ghana. Design/methodology/approach Data were gathered using qualitative interviews with health providers working in the maternity and paediatric wards and midwives; direct observation; and documentary review at a regional hospital, a municipal hospital and four health centres in a municipality in a region in Southern Ghana...
October 10, 2016: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
Jean Dowling Dols, Christina Hernández, Heather Miles
BACKGROUND: In the evolving Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) movement, there continues to be a lack of agreement about the final scholarly project. PURPOSE: This study identifies and describes the faculty practices and challenges related to the DNP project across the United States. METHODS: In a descriptive research study, 90 DNP program directors responded to an online survey describing the environment of the DNP program with emphasis on the final scholarly project...
July 13, 2016: Nursing Outlook
(no author information available yet)
'You have to know how to work with influence; as a director of nursing you may not have the operational clout or the budgetary control but working effectively through the power of influence is your art'.
September 2016: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
Mitchell L Doucette, Maria T Bulzacchelli, Tameka L Gillum, Jennifer M Whitehill
BACKGROUND: Reducing the incidence and negative consequences of concussion among youth athletes is a public health priority. In 2010, Massachusetts passed legislation aimed at addressing the issue of concussions in school athletics. We sought to understand local-level implementation decisions of the Massachusetts concussion law. METHODS: A qualitative multiple-case study approach was utilized. Semi-structured interviews with school-employed actors associated with the law's implementation were used for analysis...
September 2016: Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics: a Journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Wu Xiaoyan, Zhan Yufang, Ci Lifeng, Sun Congcong
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe the current situation of moral distress and to explore its influencing factors among Chinese nurses. METHODS: This is an exploratory, descriptive design study. A total of 465 clinical nurses from different departments in three Grade-III, Level-A hospitals in Jinan, Shandong Province, completed the questionnaires, including demographics questionnaire, Chinese version of Moral Distress Scale-Revised, and Job Diagnostic Survey...
September 1, 2016: Nursing Ethics
(no author information available yet)
'You have to know how to work with influence; as a director of nursing, you may not have the operational clout or the budgetary control, but working effectively through the power of influence is your art'.
September 2016: Nursing Management (Harrow)
Sophie Blakemore
What is your job? As nurse director I lead nursing strategy, and the approaches to care and nursing standards, in the mental health and learning disabilities service delivery unit for Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board.
September 2016: Nursing Management (Harrow)
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