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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152106
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Time to Consider the Special Character of Specialist Nursing
Abstract:
Time to Consider the Special Character of Specialist Nursing
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Holloway, Kathryn T., RN, BN, MHSc, PGCertOnlineEd, FCNA(NZ)
P.I. Institution Name:Whitireia Community Polytechnic
Title:Associate Dean of Faculty
Co-Authors:Jacqueline Baker, RN, PhD; Judy Lumby, RN, PhD, MHPEd, BA, FCN(NSW), FRCNA
21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Nurses have a social contract with the community to ensure that the public is provided with safe and appropriate health care. There is clear evidence that a competent, confident and regulated health workforce is a critical part of a society's well being across most developed economies. Influences such as consumer pressure for specific services, rapid technological changes, developing government policy and resultant changes to other roles in the health workforce continue to shape health care provision. This has created in New Zealand (as elsewhere) a need for specialist nurses who are highly capable and able to work across settings. Communities need to be confident in their expectations of professional service that purports to go beyond the regulated entry to the profession. The shaping of specialist nursing practice through an understanding of professional knowledge development and clarity in career frameworks is of clear relevance to the profession internationally. Not a new idea but rather an increasingly important one for workforce planning policy makers. The current healthcare context in New Zealand, as in many developed countries, is characterized by our Ministry of Health as demanding increased cost effectiveness and quality with the optimal use of limited health workforce resources. The expectation that nurses are able to clearly define and frame the contribution their knowledge and expertise makes to health outcomes is both a political necessity and a professional responsibility. The notion of exploring specialist practice framework as support for Evidence-Based workforce planning and development of educational curricula to support workforce development is compelling and timely. This paper will present the outcome of a doctoral study that incorporated a Delphi approach with a critical examination of relevant international and national literature and key stakeholder perspectives to develop a national capability framework for specialist nursing in New Zealand - an idea whose time has come.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTime to Consider the Special Character of Specialist Nursingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152106-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Time to Consider the Special Character of Specialist Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Holloway, Kathryn T., RN, BN, MHSc, PGCertOnlineEd, FCNA(NZ)</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Whitireia Community Polytechnic</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Dean of Faculty</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kathryn.holloway@whitireia.ac.nz</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jacqueline Baker, RN, PhD; Judy Lumby, RN, PhD, MHPEd, BA, FCN(NSW), FRCNA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Nurses have a social contract with the community to ensure that the public is provided with safe and appropriate health care. There is clear evidence that a competent, confident and regulated health workforce is a critical part of a society's well being across most developed economies. Influences such as consumer pressure for specific services, rapid technological changes, developing government policy and resultant changes to other roles in the health workforce continue to shape health care provision. This has created in New Zealand (as elsewhere) a need for specialist nurses who are highly capable and able to work across settings. Communities need to be confident in their expectations of professional service that purports to go beyond the regulated entry to the profession. The shaping of specialist nursing practice through an understanding of professional knowledge development and clarity in career frameworks is of clear relevance to the profession internationally. Not a new idea but rather an increasingly important one for workforce planning policy makers. The current healthcare context in New Zealand, as in many developed countries, is characterized by our Ministry of Health as demanding increased cost effectiveness and quality with the optimal use of limited health workforce resources. The expectation that nurses are able to clearly define and frame the contribution their knowledge and expertise makes to health outcomes is both a political necessity and a professional responsibility. The notion of exploring specialist practice framework as support for Evidence-Based workforce planning and development of educational curricula to support workforce development is compelling and timely. This paper will present the outcome of a doctoral study that incorporated a Delphi approach with a critical examination of relevant international and national literature and key stakeholder perspectives to develop a national capability framework for specialist nursing in New Zealand - an idea whose time has come.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:24:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:24:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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