2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147541
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurse to Nurse Relationships: Taking Theory to Heart
Author(s):
Welsh, Sally; Shaw, Kerry Ann; Belcher, Sandy
Author Details:
Sally Welsh, MSN, RN, CNAA-BC, Vice President and Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Memorial Health University Medical Center, email: welshsa1@memorialhealth.com; Kerry Ann Shaw, RN, CPAN; Sandy Belcher, RN
Abstract:
Nurse to Nurse Relationships: Taking Theory to Heart
[Clinical session research presentation In January of 2006, we adopted Jean Watson's Theory of "Transpersonal Caring" as the theoretical framework for our Professional Practice Model (PPM).  We realized that to fully attain the essence of transpersonal caring, we needed to focus on our nurse to nurse relationships; as well as the relationships with our patients.  We realized that we needed to enhance our infrastructure by hardwiring  processes that enhanced nurses' abilities to support and learn from one another. Initially, one Nurse Manager implemented a "Caring Moments" campaign. Staff nurses were encouraged to formally document and submit "caring moments" that they had observed. This program was very successful and has been implemented throughout the organization. The "caring moments" are posted on the Nursing website and are periodically highlighted at a meeting or in the nursing newsletter.  The Nursing Operations Council initiated a "Lunch Bunch" program. Each group consists of approximately ten nursing leaders, who periodically meet for lunch. The role of lunch organizer rotates monthly. The purpose of this initiative is to help develop an informal network of support. A third initiative, currently in development, is a "Nurse Shadowing" program.  This program will allow staff nurses to periodically rotate to other units to ?shadow? their colleagues. The goals of this program are to increase awareness and  appreciation among the nurses for  the unique roles and contributions that each nurse makes to patient care. The success of our profession is dependent upon nurses being able to understand, verbalize, and embody the sacred work that we do. Only as a collective presence will Nursing succeed as a profession. It is up to each of us to learn from one another, support one another and thus define the future of Nursing. As we strengthen our profession, we also enhance our ability to care for our patients.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Description:
Conference Theme - Vision to Action: Global Health Through Collaboration. Held at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurse to Nurse Relationships: Taking Theory to Hearten_GB
dc.contributor.authorWelsh, Sallyen_US
dc.contributor.authorShaw, Kerry Annen_US
dc.contributor.authorBelcher, Sandyen_US
dc.author.detailsSally Welsh, MSN, RN, CNAA-BC, Vice President and Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Memorial Health University Medical Center, email: welshsa1@memorialhealth.com; Kerry Ann Shaw, RN, CPAN; Sandy Belcher, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147541-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nurse to Nurse Relationships: Taking Theory to Heart</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical session research presentation In January of 2006, we adopted Jean Watson's Theory of "Transpersonal Caring" as the theoretical framework for our Professional Practice Model (PPM).  We realized that to fully attain the essence of transpersonal caring, we needed to focus on our nurse to nurse relationships; as well as the relationships with our patients.  We realized that we needed to enhance our infrastructure by hardwiring  processes that enhanced nurses' abilities to support and learn from one another. Initially, one Nurse Manager implemented a "Caring Moments" campaign. Staff nurses were encouraged to formally document and submit "caring moments" that they had observed. This program was very successful and has been implemented throughout the organization. The "caring moments" are posted on the Nursing website and are periodically highlighted at a meeting or in the nursing newsletter.  The Nursing Operations Council initiated a "Lunch Bunch" program. Each group consists of approximately ten nursing leaders, who periodically meet for lunch. The role of lunch organizer rotates monthly. The purpose of this initiative is to help develop an informal network of support. A third initiative, currently in development, is a "Nurse Shadowing" program.  This program will allow staff nurses to periodically rotate to other units to ?shadow? their colleagues. The goals of this program are to increase awareness and  appreciation among the nurses for  the unique roles and contributions that each nurse makes to patient care. The success of our profession is dependent upon nurses being able to understand, verbalize, and embody the sacred work that we do. Only as a collective presence will Nursing succeed as a profession. It is up to each of us to learn from one another, support one another and thus define the future of Nursing. As we strengthen our profession, we also enhance our ability to care for our patients.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:33:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:33:29Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.locationBaltimore, Maryland, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference Theme - Vision to Action: Global Health Through Collaboration. Held at the Baltimore Convention Center.en_US
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.