The Impact of a Collaborative Partnership on the Practice Environment at an Urban Healthcare System

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152270
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Impact of a Collaborative Partnership on the Practice Environment at an Urban Healthcare System
Abstract:
The Impact of a Collaborative Partnership on the Practice Environment at an Urban Healthcare System
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Schafer, Deborah, MSN, RNC
P.I. Institution Name:PinnacleHealth System
Title:Clinical Nurse Specialist
Co-Authors:Marianne Allen, MN, RNC
Research Roundtable provided an environment that nurtured and facilitated staff nurses? comfort with the research process and evidence-based practice (EBP). Participants attended a preparatory two hour educational session on the research and/or evidence based practice processes that included an interactive component of critically appraising  research. Support of the project was demonstrated by the provision of compensated release time by administration and unit management, staff completion of assignments and participation at meetings, and participants? ongoing enthusiasm to achieve the objectives of the project. This commitment contributed to the achievement of the nursing strategic plans. Positive evaluations included collegial collaboration between students and staff nurses, creation of a meaningful and supportive environment in which to learn and apply the research process, and the value of continuation of the project for future years.  The successes of Research Roundtable are woven throughout the healthcare system?s Magnet journey, practice model and shared governance structure.  For example: Patients benefit from the implementation of evidence-based practice; Staff increase their understanding of the research process, the ability to ask appropriate questions and the ability to critically appraise literature/evidence in an effort to improve patient care and provide best practice; Participants function as resources and drivers of examination of practice and change at the unit level due to their increased knowledge and comfort with research; and Interdisciplinary health team members participate in project implementation and evaluation.  This collaborative partnership promoted a shift in the organizational culture to embrace clinical inquiry and to recognize EBP as the expectation rather than the exception for practice change. A description of the outcomes of past and current Research Roundtable projects will illustrate the impact on practice within the healthcare system.
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.titleThe Impact of a Collaborative Partnership on the Practice Environment at an Urban Healthcare Systemen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152270-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Impact of a Collaborative Partnership on the Practice Environment at an Urban Healthcare System</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Schafer, Deborah, MSN, RNC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">PinnacleHealth System</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Nurse Specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dschafer@pinnaclehealth.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Marianne Allen, MN, RNC</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Research Roundtable provided an environment that nurtured and facilitated staff nurses? comfort with the research process and evidence-based practice (EBP). Participants attended a preparatory two hour educational session on the research and/or evidence based practice processes that included an interactive component of critically appraising &nbsp;research. Support of the project was demonstrated by the provision of compensated release time by administration and unit management, staff completion of assignments and participation at meetings, and participants? ongoing enthusiasm to achieve the objectives of the project. This commitment contributed to the achievement of the nursing strategic plans. Positive evaluations included collegial collaboration between students and staff nurses, creation of a meaningful and supportive environment in which to learn and apply the research process, and the value of continuation of the project for future years.&nbsp; The successes of Research Roundtable are woven throughout the healthcare system?s Magnet journey, practice model and shared governance structure.&nbsp; For example: Patients benefit from the implementation of evidence-based practice; Staff increase their understanding of the research process, the ability to ask appropriate questions and the ability to critically appraise literature/evidence in an effort to improve patient care and provide best practice; Participants function as resources and drivers of examination of practice and change at the unit level due to their increased knowledge and comfort with research; and Interdisciplinary health team members participate in project implementation and evaluation. &nbsp;This collaborative partnership promoted a shift in the organizational culture to embrace clinical inquiry and to recognize EBP as the expectation rather than the exception for practice change. A description of the outcomes of past and current Research Roundtable projects will illustrate the impact on practice within the healthcare system.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:29:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:29:59Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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