Beyond profession: nursing leadership in contemporary healthcare.

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Show simple item record Sorensen, R Iedema, R Severinsson, E 2010-05-28T09:49:49Z 2008-07
dc.identifier.citation Journal of nursing management, 2008, 16 (5), pp. 535 - 544
dc.identifier.issn 0966-0429
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract AIM(S): To examine nursing leadership in contemporary health care and its potential contribution to health service organization and management. BACKGROUND: As the nursing profession repositions itself as an equal partner in health care beside medicine and management, its enhanced nursing standards and clinical knowledge are not leading to a commensurate extension of nursing's power and authority in the organization. METHOD(S): An ethnographic study of an ICU in Sydney, Australia, comprising: interviews with unit nursing managers (4); focus groups (3) with less experienced, intermediate and experienced nurses (29 in total); and interviews with senior nurse manager (1). RESULTS: Inter- and intra-professional barriers in the workplace, fragmentation of multidisciplinary clinical systems that collectively deliver care, and clinical and administrative disconnection in resolving organizational problems, prevented nurses articulating a model of intensive and end-of-life care. CONCLUSION(S): Professional advocacy skills are needed to overcome barriers and to articulate and operationalize new nursing knowledge and standards if nurses are to enact and embed a leadership role. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING MANAGEMENT: The profession will need to move beyond a reliance on professional clinical models to become skilled multidisciplinary team members and professional advocates for nurses to take their place as equal partners in health care.
dc.format Print
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2008.00896.x
dc.title Beyond profession: nursing leadership in contemporary healthcare.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of nursing management
dc.journal.volume 5
dc.journal.volume 16
dc.journal.number 5 en_US
dc.publocation Oxford, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 535 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 544 en_US FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 100638
dc.personcode 040083
dc.percentage 100 en_US Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords nursing, management, leadership, intensive care, health service organisation, ethnography en_US
dc.description.keywords Humans
dc.description.keywords Nursing Care
dc.description.keywords Terminal Care
dc.description.keywords Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
dc.description.keywords Leadership
dc.description.keywords Nurse's Role
dc.description.keywords Qualitative Research
dc.description.keywords Anthropology, Cultural
dc.description.keywords Nursing Staff, Hospital
dc.description.keywords Intensive Care Units
dc.description.keywords Nursing, Supervisory
dc.description.keywords Patient Care Team
dc.description.keywords United States
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Research in Learning and Change
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)

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