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Scholar Practitioner Model

January 25, 2011

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Nursing leaders often use a practitioner view of problem solving in their respective institutions, focusing on what has worked in previously held positions. These lessons may have come from their own ideas, recommendations from consultants or from colleagues. Missing from this decision making process however is the scholarly dimension. In the scholar-practitioner model, a leader […]

Leadership Models & Theories

January 22, 2011

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Great site to explore leadership models and theories to see which are evidence based.  

Reverse the Jargon…

January 18, 2011

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Building on the last post providing a comic slant on the business jargon used in hospitals, I had a thought. If hospitals want to change their culture to truly be patient centered, maybe the finance and business departments in a hospital should speak clinical language. Talk about operations issues the way doctors and nurses talk […]

MBA Jargon

January 18, 2011

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Here is a great site with some buzz words being used in many hospitals today. Of course, since we are usually just a little bit behind the curve, hospitals usually take on these things just as business is abandoning them. Some of my favorites are : best practices, centers of excellence, close the loop, core […]

Nursing Leadership: challenging consultants

January 8, 2011

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Nursing Leadership, 23(3) 2010: 15-17   Evidence-Based Research in Nursing Administration: The Time Is Now Susan VanDeVelde-Coke excerpt: Nursing Leadership Different models of nursing care delivery were described briefly from nurses working in Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and Ontario. Some representatives also discussed the regional mandates to change skill mix, influenced more by economic pressures than […]