Leading Practices and Programs for Developing Leadership Among Health Professionals at the Point of Care. Final Report – Nursing Health Services Research Unit, University of Toronto – March 2012

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Leading Practices and Programs for Developing Leadership Among Health Professionals at the Point of Care. Final Report – Nursing Health Services Research Unit, University of Toronto – March 2012

Extract from the Executive Summary:

“The Nursing Health Services Research Unit at the University of Toronto reviewed both nurse-specific evidence and evidence from other professions as well as models of leadership development initiatives at the point of care. This research is intended to support policy development and planning to improve Ontario’s health system.

The objectives of this study were to:

Conduct a comprehensive literature review of currently or recently implemented health professional leadership development initiatives around the world
Identify relevant leading practices and programs, or innovations of new nursing and allied health roles or models, with demonstrated evidence of quality work environment or quality patient care outcomes at the point of care
Engage with key informants knowledgeable about front‐line health professional leadership development initiatives for further research evidence
Analyze literature and consultations with key informants, to derive major themes throughout leadership initiatives with evidence of successful outcomes. Barriers and facilitators to building leadership capacity were also examined.
Formulate conclusions and recommendations that will provide evidence to support policy development and leadership opportunities for frontline nurses
Develop a chart of the leading frameworks, programs and practices for developing health professionals as leaders, with further details and key contacts for follow-up”

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