Implementing Excellence in Your Health Care Organization

Managing, Leading and Collaborating

Author: Robert McSherry,Jerry Warr

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335240046

Category: Medical

Page: 217

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This practical book considers practice issues in healthcare and explores the key issues and factors which influence the workings of a healthcare organization.
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The Pedagogy of the Social Sciences Curriculum

Author: Jamie Halsall,Michael Snowden

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319338684

Category: Social Science

Page: 123

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This far-sighted volume describes emerging trends and challenges in university-level social sciences education in an era marked by globalization, austerity, and inequity. It spotlights solution-focused and interdisciplinary methods of teaching, developed to match influential academic ideas, such as self-directed learning and learning in communities, as students seek to engage with and improve conditions in their immediate environments. Chapters offer real-world applications of foundational concepts in the modern practice of teaching, learning, and curriculum development. Accordingly, the editors emphasize the relationship between pedagogy and curriculum, as both are critical in encouraging student autonomyand promoting optimum academic and societal outcomes. Included in the coverage: · Towards a concept of solution-focused teaching: learning in communities. · Heutagogy and the emerging curriculum. · Collaborative working in the statutory and voluntary sectors. · Delivering a community development curriculum to students with multiple identities. · Photography and teaching in community development. · A model for change: sharing ideas and strategies. The Pedagogy of the Social Sciences Curriculum will inspire sociologists, social workers, and health and sociology educators to take a deeper role in community well-being as students, faculty, and communities collaborate to make lasting contributions to society.
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Stories of Dignity within Healthcare: Research, narratives and theories

Author: Dr.Oscar Tranvåg,Dr.Oddgeir Synnes,Professor Wilfred McSherry

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1907830979

Category: Medical

Page: 212

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Dignity is fundamental to every single person’s life and history; and every interaction with another human being can potentially influence a person’s sense of identity and self-esteem. In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the importance of ‘dignity in care’. When healthcare organisations and individuals prioritise dignity, service users, carers and staff are treated with respect, compassion and understanding, and safe, good-quality healthcare services are delivered. In contrast, when dignity and respect are neglected or violated, people experience poor-quality care and may even suffer neglect and abuse. For all these reasons, it is clearly vital that all healthcare workers have a thorough understanding of dignity and how to place it at the centre of all their activities. In this helpful and thought-provoking book, the contributors offer an overview of current research on dignity-preserving care, highlighting practical and ethical considerations in various healthcare settings. Section I introduces some key dignity theories, demonstrating how the use of narrative can offer insight and practical solutions for the delivery of high-quality care. Section II introduces actual stories from diverse settings and perspectives, enabling the reader to engage with core elements of dignity while highlighting how dignity can be preserved – even in very challenging practice situations. Critical thinking activities are also provided to encourage deep reflection and learning. This book will support students of nursing and allied healthcare professions, as well as healthcare professionals working in diverse practice settings, to reflect upon and enhance the quality of their care. Contents include: • Foreword: old and new philosophical angles on dignity in care • Preface: the necessity of dignity in healthcare • Understanding dignity: a complex concept at the heart of healthcare • Dignity and narrative: moral intuitions and contested claims • Dignity in dementia care • Dignity, protected by caring in care • Storytelling as a dignity-preserving practice in palliative care • Reintegrating spirituality and dignity in nursing and healthcare: a relational model of practice • The service provider and care perspective • Let us not forget the dignity of the professional caregiver: the necessity of dignity preservation within the therapeutic context • Dignity in suffering: a theological perspective • Learning dignity by involvement • Dignity in cancer care: a discussion based on three narratives written by nurses • A story of facilitators’ experiences of the Excellence in Practice Accreditation Scheme and its influence on quality, dignity and respect • Afterword: what gets in the way of dignity, and why you must not let it
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The Future of Nursing

Leading Change, Advancing Health

Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309208955

Category: Medical

Page: 700

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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.
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An Introduction to Excellence in Practice Development in Health and Social Care

Author: Robert McSherry,Jerry Warr

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335236324

Category: Medical

Page: 134

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This introductory text outlines what is meant by excellence in practice and explores the core contemporary issues used to illustrate excellence, including evidence-based practice, clinical governance, and health and social care standards.
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Transformational Leadership in Nursing

From Expert Clinician to Influential Leader

Author: Elaine Marshall, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826105295

Category: Medical

Page: 296

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2011 AJN Book of the Year Winner in Leadership and Management! The ultimate goal for Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) leaders is to develop skills that will support their ability to lead effectively through complex challenges-such as working within the constraints of tight budgets, initiating health care policy change to eliminate health disparities, and improving health care outcomes at all levels of care. This text is an invaluable instructional guide for nursing graduate students who are developing the skills needed to fulfill this new and emerging role of clinical leadership. With this book, nurses can develop leadership skills that will ultimately transform health care practice by incorporating innovative professional models of care. It provides critical information and practical tools to enhance leadership, drawing from the works of experts in business and health care leadership. This book is an important resource for DNP students, nurse practitioners, and current clinical leaders dealing with the challenges of health care for the next generation. Key topics: Cultivating the characteristics of a transformational leader: charisma, innovation, inspiration, intellect, and more Developing the role of the DNP within complex organizational systems Incorporating new care delivery, practice, and management models through leadership Navigating power, politics, and policy: building the team, understanding economics and finance, and more
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Community and Nurse-Managed Health Centers

Getting Them Started and Keeping Them Going

Author: Donna L. Torrisi, MSN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826123565

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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Designated a Doody's Core Title! Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award! A National Nursing Centers Consortium Guide This book provides a step-by-step guide to starting and sustaining a community health center, with an emphasis on nurse-managed centers. The authors share their firsthand knowledge with readers, including information on developing a mission statement, pulling together an advisory board, writing a business plan, and getting funding. The process for obtaining Federally Qualified Health Center Status (and thus federal funding) is described. Of great value is the bookís Appendix, which provides very useful examples. They include sample bylaws, a full policy and procedure manual, physician and nurse practitioner collaborative agreements, job descriptions, a contract with a local agency, and outcome and assessment guidelines. Donna Torrisi is the founder of The Family Practice and Counseling Network in Philadelphia, which provides primary health services to public housing residents; Tine Hansen-Turton is the Executive Director of the National Nursing Centers Consortium. For Further Information, Please Click Here!
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Effective Leadership, Management and Supervision in Health and Social Care

Author: Ivan Gray,Richard Field,Keith Brown

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844456749

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the areas of leadership, management and supervision for line managers, supervisors and senior practitioners Taking a problem-solving approach, the book explores different aspects of leadership and management including personal effectiveness, managing and leading supervision, managing training and development, managing resources and leading and developing a team. A precise review of each project area is linked to a set of audit tools that a manager can mobilise in order to review team and personal effectiveness and develop practice.
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Fostering Nurse-led Care

Professional Practice for the Bedside Leader from Massachusetts General Hospital

Author: Jeanette Ives Erickson,Dorothy A. Jones,Marianne Ditomassi

Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau

ISBN: 1935476300

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 375

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This book discusses the importance of nurse-led care at the bedside and how to achieve a professional practice model that allows for such leadership growth, in connection with the recommendations from the Future of Nursing Report. It will provide key background and how-to information about the important leadership roles that nurses can assume at the bedside while caring for patients and families and perhaps most importantly, how to create an environment in which these initiatives can flourish and advance quality health care.
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Change Leadership in Nursing

How Change Occurs in a Complex Hospital System

Author: Phyllis Beck Kritek, PhD, MSN, FAAN,Mairead Hickey, PhD, RN, FAHA

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826108385

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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"Recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Brigham and Women's Hospital, a high-profile, complex, academic medical center in Boston, MA, is a founding member of the Partners HeathCare Sytem and is associated with Harvard Medical School and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. This truly unique volume chronicles the systemic efforts of the nursing department to make an already outstanding system even better. It provides access to a compelling story of institute-wide nursing practice today and how the opportunity for major change was embraced and successfully accomplished. Told from the perspective of ninety administrative and staff nurses, it serves as a model for change in similar institutions everywhere. Key Features Provides "real world" system level description of hospital-wide change initiated and implemented by nurses committed to safe quality patient care Serves as a roadmap for institution-wide change for aspiring nurse leaders, including values to support, tools to develop or use, resources to be managed, key personnel to employ, and more Offers nurse executives an array of catalytic ideas they can adapt to their own settings Acts as a model for administrators and students in Masters and Doctoral Programs who are interested in seeing how change occurs in complex systems through personal engagement at all levels
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Managing Child Nutrition Programs

Leadership for Excellence

Author: Josephine Martin,Charlotte Oakley

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763733902

Category: Education

Page: 861

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This Valuable Resource For Dietetic Educators, Community Health And Public Health Professionals Is Also An Essential Tool For School Districts And State Departments Of Education. With Chapters Prepared By Recognized Child Nutrition Practitioners And Academic Leaders, This Publication Addresses The Strategic Needs Of Child Nutrition Programs Today. The Second Edition Has Been Fully Updated To Reflect Changes In Legislation And School Nutrition Programs. This Resource Addressses The Latest Issues In The School Nutrition Environment Such As A School's Responsibility To Curb Student Obesity, School Board Policy And The Sale Of Non-Nutritious Foods, And The Need For Collaboration To Balance Healthy Eating And Physical Activity. Managing Child Nutrition Programs, Second Edition Offers Updated Competency Statements For School Nutrition Directors, Managers And Food Service Assistants.
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Supervision as Collaboration in the Human Services

Building a Learning Culture

Author: Michael J. Austin,Karen Hopkins

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761926283

Category: Psychology

Page: 362

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The authors have assembled some of the finest minds in the field of supervision studies to produce Supervision as Collaboration in the Human Services. Key aspects of a learning organization and the process of organizational learning are explored across the various human services (social, mental health, health, and aging), making this an essential core text for graduate and undergraduate students of social work and counselling, as well as for human services supervisors and practitioners.
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Evaluation of Health Care Quality in Advanced Practice Nursing

Author: Joanne V. Hickey, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCM,Christine A. Brosnan, DrPH, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826107672

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! "This is a wonderful resource that fills a true gap in the literature. This is a topic that needs more exposure and more emphasis in the field of advanced practice nursing. The value of evaluation in healthcare quality will be seen in the outcomes of healthcare improvements." Score: 100, 5 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews High-level evaluation skills reflecting national standards and benchmarks are becoming increasingly important in our changing health care climate. This is the only nursing textbook to lay the foundation for APNs to achieve the highest possible competency in conducting systematic and in-depth evaluations of all aspects of health care. Comprehensive in scope, it distills current best practice information from numerous sources to create a thorough and reliable resource for APN and DNP graduates. The text addresses both the theoretical basis of evaluation and its application as an integral part of contemporary practice. It provides an overview of evaluation science and critically examines the characteristics, sources, and quality of the nature of evidence. Several frameworks are described to provide the reader with different evaluation models, including those of economic evaluation. The text covers in detail the evaluation of organizations, systems, and standards for practice, including information systems and patient care technology, the redesign of health care in accordance with patient-family centered models, and the challenges of the current trend toward electronic medical records. Also addressed is the evaluation of populations and health care teams, including characteristics, risk factors, and determinants, as well as the emphasis on interdisciplinary collaborative health teams. Additionally, the text covers translating outcomes from evaluation into health care policy, and opportunities for advocacy and leadership among APNs. Key Features: Provides comprehensive coverage of evaluation of patient, population, systems, health team, and health care information systems technology outcomes Presents best practices and evidence-based practices that stress use in practice Uses case studies to illustrate application of evaluation in each practice area Stresses the importance of clear terminology in evaluation and provides definitions of relevant terms
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Mentoring in Nursing

A Dynamic and Collaborative Process, Second Edition

Author: Sheila C. Grossman, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826107699

Category: Medical

Page: 212

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Transformative Learning Theory offers a uniquely inclusive methodology across all levels of nursing education for educators and students focused on common nursing arenas and situations. This is the only book to present practical, innovative strategies for novice and experienced nurse educators to apply Transformative Learning Theory in various curricula, courses, and learning situations. Geared for adult and returning students, the text addresses common learning issues from both learner and teacher perspectives, enabling educators and students to apply Transformative Learning to evaluate their own authentic transformation throughout their careers. Key Features: Offers a uniquely inclusive theory and methodology "Transformative Learning Theory" across degree levels for educators and students Includes practical learning strategies and activities for a broad nursing curriculum Addresses the needs of novice nurse educators with clinical, but limited pedagogical, expertise and experienced nurse educators seeking new frameworks and techniques Provides direct application for classroom, online, or hybrid learning environments Covers all aspects of simulation Designed for graduate nursing education courses
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Health Professions Education

A Bridge to Quality

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on the Health Professions Education Summit

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309133197

Category: Medical

Page: 191

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The Institute of Medicine study Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001) recommended that an interdisciplinary summit be held to further reform of health professions education in order to enhance quality and patient safety. Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality is the follow up to that summit, held in June 2002, where 150 participants across disciplines and occupations developed ideas about how to integrate a core set of competencies into health professions education. These core competencies include patient-centered care, interdisciplinary teams, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics. This book recommends a mix of approaches to health education improvement, including those related to oversight processes, the training environment, research, public reporting, and leadership. Educators, administrators, and health professionals can use this book to help achieve an approach to education that better prepares clinicians to meet both the needs of patients and the requirements of a changing health care system.
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Excellence in Practice

Author: Scott Cheney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781562860899

Category: Educational technology

Page: 124

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This second volume in a series of case studies from ASTD's Excellence in Practice Awards recognizes 15 practices selected for demonstrating clear, measurable results in achieving organizational effectiveness and innovative practices showing great promise.-introd.
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Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Care: Theory, Implementations, and Applications

Author: Curtis P. McLaughlin,Arnold D. Kaluzny

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763727121

Category: Education

Page: 678

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The third edition of Continuous Quality Improvement In Health Care includes new, updated topics such as NIM, Crossing the Chasm report, motivating the focus on reducing medical errors and the introduction of CPOE under pressure from the Leapfrog Group. It also includes material on the Baldridge Award criteria and JCAHO as well as new cases. This essential book focuses on improving performance and patient safety in a variety of environments, including hospitals, public health departments and pharmaceutical companies.
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Mobilizing the Community for Better Health

What the Rest of America Can Learn from Northern Manhattan

Author: Allan J. Formicola,Lourdes Hernandez-Cordero

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231525273

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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From 1999 to 2009, The Northern Manhattan Community Voices Collaborative put Columbia University and its Medical Center in touch with surrounding community organizations and churches to facilitate access to primary care, nutritional improvement, and smoking cessation, and to broker innovative ways to access healthcare and other social services. This unlikely partnership and the relationships it forged reaffirms the wisdom of joining "town and gown" to improve a community's well-being. Staff members of participating organizations have coauthored this volume, which shares the successes, failures, and obstacles of implementing a vast community health program. A representative of Alianza Dominicana, for example, one of the country's largest groups settling new immigrants, speaks to the value of community-based organizations in ridding a neighborhood of crime, facilitating access to health insurance, and navigating the healthcare system. The editors outline the beginnings and infrastructure of the collaboration and the relationship between leaders that fueled positive outcomes. Their portrait demonstrates how grassroots solutions can create productive dialogues that help resolve difficult issues.
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Advanced Practice Nursing E-Book

An Integrative Approach

Author: Ann B. Hamric,Judith A. Spross,Charlene M. Hanson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437720080

Category: Medical

Page: 848

View: 8792

Covering all advanced practice competencies and roles, this book offers strategies for enhancing patient care and legitimizing your role within today’s health care system. It covers the history of advanced practice nursing, the theory behind the practice, and emerging issues. Offering a comprehensive exploration of advanced practice nursing, this edition also adds a focus on topics including the APN scope of practice, certification, and the ethical and legal issues that occur in clinical practice. The development of all major competencies of advanced practice nursing is discussed: direct clinical practice, consultation, coaching/guidance, research, leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision-making. Advanced practice competencies are discussed in relation to all advanced practice nursing and blended CNS-NP roles (case manager, acute care nurse practitioner), highlighting the shared aims and distinctions of each role. In-depth discussions on educational strategies explain how competencies develop as the nurses’ practice progresses. A chapter on research competencies demonstrates how to use evidence-based research in practice, and how to promote these research competencies to other APNs. A conceptual framework shows the clear relationship between the competencies, roles, and challenges in today’s health care environment. Practical strategies are provided for business management, contracting, and marketing. Comprehensive information covers the essential competencies of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. More exemplars (case studies) provide real-life scenarios showing APN competencies in action. A new chapter shows how to provide reliable and valid data to substantiate your impact and justify equitable reimbursement for APN services, also enhancing your skills in quality improvement strategies, informatics, and systems thinking. Information on telehealth considerations covers the new sources of electronic healthcare information available to patients and describes how to counsel them on using reliable resources.
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Advances in Human Factors, Business Management and Leadership

Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conferences on Human Factors in Management and Leadership, and Business Management and Society, July 17−21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA

Author: Jussi Ilari Kantola,Tibor Barath,Salman Nazir

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319603728

Category: Computers

Page: 540

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This book reports on practical approaches for facilitating the process of achieving excellence in the management and leadership of organizational resources. It shows how the principles of creating shared value can be applied to ensure faster learning, training, business development, and social renewal. In particular, the book presents novel methods and tools for tackling the complexity of management and learning in both business organizations and society. It covers ontologies, intelligent management systems, methods for creating knowledge and value added. It gives novel insights into time management and operations optimization, as well as advanced methods for evaluating customers’ satisfaction and conscious experience. Based on two conferences, the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society and the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Management and Leadership, held on July 17-21, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, USA, the book provides both researchers and professionals with new tools and inspiring ideas for achieving excellence in various business activities.
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