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Nursing Economics

A system approach to retention and recruitment

A system approach to retention and recruitment SueEllen Pinkerton THERE ARE MANY BENEFITS to designing recruitment and retention efforts at the system level. The system approach shares resources, decreases duplication, and increases the number of ideas and creative approaches to recruitment and retention. Carilion Health System (CHS), located in the Roanoke, Virginia area has used […]

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the write thing for nursing

Publish or perish: the write thing for nursing Alison P. Smith Executive Summary * By publishing, personal, organizational, and communal goods can be achieved. * On a persona/level, the process of writing promotes personal growth through the challenge of research, organization of thoughts, and the actual formulation of clear wording. Each publication earns a legitimate […]

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Using IT to improve clinical teamwork and communication

Using IT to improve clinical teamwork and communication Ginny Meadows PATIENT CARE is provided by a multidisciplinary team of professionals, with each person possessing a unique skill set appropriate to his or her assigned responsibilities. For safe, high-quality patient care, the team must work synergistically, remain focused, and efficiently communicate the patient information that individual […]

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How can nurses help patients work more effectively with nurses to improve the safety of patient care?

How can nurses help patients work more effectively with nurses to improve the safety of patient care? Gerald R. Goodman HOW CAN NURSES help patients work more effectively with nurses to improve the safety of patient’s care? Even though I am a 30-year veteran of health care safety management, I have taken a consumer’s view […]

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Leadership-organizational culture relationship in nursing units of acute care hospitals

Leadership-organizational culture relationship in nursing units of acute care hospitals Jesus “Jessie” Casida OVER THE PAST SEVERAL DECADES, the phenomena of leadership and organizational culture (OC) continue to predominate in mainstream business and health care literature. Scholars in various disciplines have defined these phenomena as the driving forces in the success or failure of an […]

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Coping with ‘slippery slope’ questions

Coping with ‘slippery slope’ questions Connie R. Curran First there was Dr. Jack Kevorkian with his very high-profile mobile suicide service. More recently, voter-supported legislation in Oregon has provided guidelines for physicians whose patients are seeking professional help to end their lives. Now the news is full of reports related to the confession of a […]

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Redesigning Nursing Work in Long-Term Care Environments

Redesigning Nursing Work in Long-Term Care Environments Linda McGillis Hall LITTLE IS KNOWN about the relationship between nurses’ work design, how they actually spend their time, and the value and satisfaction they have for the work they are performing. Although theories have been developed that explain the relationship between people and their work satisfaction (Herzberg, […]

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Patient-focused redesign and employee perception of work environment

Patient-focused redesign and employee perception of work environment Gail L. Ingersoll Executive Summary * The authors examine the effects of a work redesign project on employee perceptions of their work environment and their relationships with other work groups. * Prior to the redesign project, employees had a positive outlook as measured by the Organizational Culture […]

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Handling Office Politics

Handling Office Politics Diane C. Andrica OFFICE POLITICS EXISTS. It is not going to go away. Whether you like it or not, you can use it to your advantage. However, you need the political skills to be competitive. What is office politics? It is the “subtle and informal methods of gaining any type of power […]

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Delegation skills and nurse job satisfaction

Delegation skills and nurse job satisfaction Lynn C. Parsons As the health care system continues to restructure, registered nurses (RN) are finding an increased number of lesser-skilled workers assigned to deliver patient care. Cost-containment strategies in the managed care environment leave many RNs grappling to maintain standards of care requisite for delivering safe, competent patient […]