Against the odds: experiences of nurse leaders in Clinical Development Units (Nursing) in Australia.

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dc.contributor.author Atsalos, C
dc.contributor.author O'Brien, L
dc.contributor.author Jackson, D
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:01:50Z
dc.date.issued 2007-06
dc.identifier.citation Journal of advanced nursing, 2007, 58 (6), pp. 576 - 584
dc.identifier.issn 0309-2402
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/15688
dc.description.abstract AIM: This paper is a report of a longitudinal study to develop an understanding of the phenomena of Clinical Development Unit (Nursing) leadership by exploring the experiences of the nurse leaders of nine Australian units as they attempted to develop their existing wards or units into recognized centres of nursing excellence. BACKGROUND: The concept of Clinical Development Unit (Nursing) in Australia originated in the British Nursing Development Unit movement, which has been widely credited with introducing innovative approaches to developing nurses and nursing. A network of nine Clinical Development Units (Nursing) was set up in a suburban area health service in Australia. The aim was to develop existing wards or units into centres of excellence by disseminating a new vision for Australian nurses that was based on the pioneering work of the British Nursing Development Unit movement. METHODOLOGY: Principles of Heideggerian hermeneutic phenomenology provided a framework for the study. Nine Clinical Development Unit (Nursing) leaders participated in qualitative interviews from 1998 to 2002. These interviews were transcribed into text and thematically analysed. FINDINGS: Despite attempts to implement a variety of measures to nurture these Clinical Development Units (Nursing) until they had become well established, the new Clinical Development Unit (Nursing) leaders were unable to maintain the Clinical Development Unit (Nursing) vision with which they had been entrusted. This paper discusses their reactions to the problems they faced and the new understandings they developed of their Clinical Development Unit (Nursing) role over time. CONCLUSION: The findings illuminate the difficulties involved in maintaining the commitment of all levels of staff and management when attempting to introduce new nursing projects.
dc.format Print-Electronic
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007.04249.x
dc.title Against the odds: experiences of nurse leaders in Clinical Development Units (Nursing) in Australia.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of advanced nursing
dc.journal.volume 6
dc.journal.volume 58
dc.journal.number 6 en_US
dc.publocation Oxford en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 576 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 584 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 112168
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity ISI:000247132300007 en_US
dc.description.keywords burnout; hermeneutics; interviews; nurse roles; organizational behaviour; phenomenology; support en_US
dc.description.keywords Humans
dc.description.keywords Longitudinal Studies
dc.description.keywords Attitude of Health Personnel
dc.description.keywords Leadership
dc.description.keywords Nurse's Role
dc.description.keywords Nursing
dc.description.keywords Nursing Methodology Research
dc.description.keywords Hospital Units
dc.description.keywords Organizational Innovation
dc.description.keywords Nursing, Supervisory
dc.description.keywords Patient-Centered Care
dc.description.keywords Australia
dc.description.keywords Female
dc.description.keywords Male
dc.description.keywords Humans
dc.description.keywords Longitudinal Studies
dc.description.keywords Leadership
dc.description.keywords Attitude of Health Personnel
dc.description.keywords Nursing
dc.description.keywords Nursing Methodology Research
dc.description.keywords Hospital Units
dc.description.keywords Organizational Innovation
dc.description.keywords Nursing, Supervisory
dc.description.keywords Patient-Centered Care
dc.description.keywords Nurse's Role
dc.description.keywords Australia
dc.description.keywords Female
dc.description.keywords Male
dc.description.keywords Humans
dc.description.keywords Longitudinal Studies
dc.description.keywords Leadership
dc.description.keywords Attitude of Health Personnel
dc.description.keywords Nursing
dc.description.keywords Nursing Methodology Research
dc.description.keywords Hospital Units
dc.description.keywords Organizational Innovation
dc.description.keywords Nursing, Supervisory
dc.description.keywords Patient-Centered Care
dc.description.keywords Nurse's Role
dc.description.keywords Australia
dc.description.keywords Female
dc.description.keywords Male
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10


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