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

Posted on April 3, 2012. Filed under: Nursing | Tags: , |

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”

… continues on the site

Advertisements
Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( Comments Off on 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 )

Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today: Investing in Capacity Building for Nursing Health Services Research – Nursing Health Services Research Unit [Canada] – October 2011

Posted on December 6, 2011. Filed under: Nursing, Research | Tags: |

Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today: Investing in Capacity Building for Nursing Health Services Research – Nursing Health Services Research Unit [Canada] – October 2011

Author: Dr. Andrea Baumann

“This report provides an evaluation of the Undergraduate Student Research Internship Program (USRIP) and demonstrates how the program achieves its intended outcomes and how government investment contributes to health research capacity. Document analysis was used, which included financial records, publications and a review of annual reports dating back to the inception of the Nursing Health Services Research Unit. In addition, the McMaster University Research Internship Program Survey was sent to former student research interns. Quantitative and qualitative analysis of survey responses was conducted. Information obtained from all sources was plotted on a logic framework (Cooke, 2005; Cooke & Sarre, 2009).

Findings indicated that the USRIP:

• Develops research skills and confidence

• Contributes to sustainability of learned skills

• Supports evidence-based practice

• Influences career decisions

Based on the survey responses, the USRIP is a valuable and cost-effective approach to building research capacity. The investment made by the Ontario government, along with funds from other sources and organizations, has produced significant outcomes that support capacity building and innovation in research.”

Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( Comments Off on Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today: Investing in Capacity Building for Nursing Health Services Research – Nursing Health Services Research Unit [Canada] – October 2011 )

Increasing the Utilization of Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care – Nursing Health Services Research Unit – 2011

Posted on June 28, 2011. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality, Knowledge Translation, Nursing | Tags: , |

Increasing the Utilization of Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care – Nursing Health Services Research Unit – 2011

Extract from the Executive Summary:

“This report presents evidence in published literature about successful outcomes/performance monitoring implementation strategies, as well as recommendations from healthcare managers to provide a process evaluation of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care (HOBIC) implemented between 2006 and 2010.The findings demonstrate implementation and sustainability strategies for healthcare initiatives that have been evaluated and published in academic literature, and interview feedback from healthcare managers in acute and long-term care settings in which HOBIC was implemented. The research design for this project included two key components: a literature review on successful outcomes/performance monitoring implementation strategies and interviews with HOBIC leadership in MOHLTC identified sites to discuss specific implementation and utilization strategies and recommendations for HOBIC going forward. Rogers’ Model of the Innovation-Decision Process (2003) was used as a theoretical model to link the implementation processes, specifically the five sequential stages of the process of innovation decision-making: knowledge, persuasion, decision, implementation, and confirmation. This theoretical model describes how, why, and at what rate new ideas and technology spread through culture, and therefore has particular relevance to HOBIC utilization and uptake. A review of published literature focused on the terms: practice change, practice implementation, practice improvement, implementation strategy, successful implementation, nursing practice change, nursing intervention implementation and nursing implementation adoption. This revealed an initial 2,338 abstracts which were scanned, and 29 studies that were selected (Appendix A) and analysed for key themes, strategies, and sustainability efforts that proved successful. Expert consultation was sought through semi-structured phone interviews with HOBIC leaders from 12 acute care sites and four long-term care sites. Qualitative analysis of interview content focused on motivators and strategies for implementation, utilization and sustainability practices, and recommendations for practice-change going forward.”

… continues on the site

Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )

Forecasting Future Workforce Demand: A Process Evaluation – Nursing Health Services Research Unit [Canada] – April 2010

Posted on June 21, 2010. Filed under: Nursing, Workforce | Tags: |

Forecasting Future Workforce Demand: A Process Evaluation – Nursing Health Services Research Unit [Canada] – April 2010

Health Human Resource Series Number 22

“Funded by the Nursing Secretariat, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Forecasting Workforce Demand Project is a demonstration of health human resources (HHR) planning. This study focuses on the implementation and evaluation of the Forecasting Future Workforce Demand Tool developed by The Advisory Board Company. It was expected that implementation of the Tool would enable hospitals to enter historical workforce data to create one- to-five-year forecasts for proactive HHR planning and strategy development. The participant organizations consisted of five hospitals: three teaching, one community, and one rehabilitation and complex continuing care. The organizations and the Ontario Hospital Association sought to address a gap in the provincial healthcare system and contribute to strategic HHR planning. Key findings include the approach to HR planning varied across organizations, it takes time to collect and enter data into the data elements, and standardized definitions are critical to accuracy and applicability. Another key finding was that organizations vary in how they store data and code employees.”

Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )

Strategies to Advance 70% Full-Time Nurse Employment: Toolkit- Nursing Health Services Research Unit – November 2010

Posted on February 5, 2010. Filed under: Nursing, Workforce | Tags: |

Nursing Researchers join forces to strategize for more full-time nursing jobs – released 4 February 2010
Press release     Report

Extract from the press release

HAMILTON, ON (February 4, 2010) – McMaster researchers have teamed up with four Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) to design a toolkit for creating strategies to increase full-time positions for nurses.
 
The Nursing Health Services Research Unit (NHSRU) at McMaster University and Central West, Hamilton-Niagara-Haldimand-Brant, South East, and South West LHINs have created a made-in-LHIN solution, identifying local needs toward 70 per cent full-time nurse employment. Health Human Resource Series Number 18. Strategies to Advance 70% Full-Time Nurse Employment Toolkit.
 
This NHSRU/LHIN partnership was formed to address the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s (MOHLTC) priority theme of a 70 per cent full-time commitment to nurse employment (RN, RPN and NP) in the province of Ontario.

“This toolkit was created by and for organizations working toward the MOHLTC’s 70 per cent full-time commitment for all nurses. It is a hands-on guide to improving and stabilizing the current state of the nursing workforce in the province of Ontario,” says Andrea Baumann, lead author and Scientific Director to the NHSRU.”
 
… press release continues

Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )

Liked it here?
Why not try sites on the blogroll...