Harmonizing Clinical Practices Within Merged Institutions Using an Appreciative Inquiry Approach

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154364
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Harmonizing Clinical Practices Within Merged Institutions Using an Appreciative Inquiry Approach
Abstract:
Harmonizing Clinical Practices Within Merged Institutions Using an Appreciative Inquiry Approach
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Richer, Marie-Claire, RN, MSc
P.I. Institution Name:McGill University Health Center
Title:Research fellow
Co-Authors:Madeleine Boulay-Bolduc, RN, MSc; Patricia Lefebvre, B, Pharm, MSc
Healthcare has entered the ?knowledge? era. In an increasingly complex and constantly changing environment where new challenges emerge, combined to a shortage of professionals, managers are expected to make decisions based on the best available evidence. Furthermore the internal and external driving forces of merged institutions such as the diversity of organizational cultures, new legislatures and new health care reforms accentuate the complexity of evidence-based decision making for both the managers and the clinicians. This presentation describes an initiative to harmonize the clinical practice at a recently merged 5 sites academic institution in the Montréal area. The importance of involving the key stakeholders in the creation of a common vision around the harmonization of clinical practice guided our choice of adopting Appreciative Inquiry (AI). Described as a radically different approach to change management, AI builds on the positive, and offers a process that helps groups bring changes in their organization by focusing on what works well. The initiative started in December 2004, when the Interprofessional Harmonization of clinical practice (IHCP) workgroup was formed. This presentation describes the process of AI and identify the elements that helped promoting the development of innovative structures and processes to harmonize clinical practice and ultimately promote the application of best practice guidelines. The presentation also highlights the usefulness of adopting an approach such as AI to promote interprofessional collaboration and commitment towards the harmonization of clinical practice. These concerted efforts support clinicians in the development, approval, implementation and measurement of best practice, and offer optimal quality of care for the patient population.
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.titleHarmonizing Clinical Practices Within Merged Institutions Using an Appreciative Inquiry Approachen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154364-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Harmonizing Clinical Practices Within Merged Institutions Using an Appreciative Inquiry Approach</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">Richer, Marie-Claire, RN, MSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">McGill University Health Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Research fellow</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">marieclairericher@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Madeleine Boulay-Bolduc, RN, MSc; Patricia Lefebvre, B, Pharm, MSc</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Healthcare has entered the ?knowledge? era. In an increasingly complex and constantly changing environment where new challenges emerge, combined to a shortage of professionals, managers are expected to make decisions based on the best available evidence. Furthermore the internal and external driving forces of merged institutions such as the diversity of organizational cultures, new legislatures and new health care reforms accentuate the complexity of evidence-based decision making for both the managers and the clinicians. This presentation describes an initiative to harmonize the clinical practice at a recently merged 5 sites academic institution in the Montr&eacute;al area. The importance of involving the key stakeholders in the creation of a common vision around the harmonization of clinical practice guided our choice of adopting Appreciative Inquiry (AI). Described as a radically different approach to change management, AI builds on the positive, and offers a process that helps groups bring changes in their organization by focusing on what works well. The initiative started in December 2004, when the Interprofessional Harmonization of clinical practice (IHCP) workgroup was formed. This presentation describes the process of AI and identify the elements that helped promoting the development of innovative structures and processes to harmonize clinical practice and ultimately promote the application of best practice guidelines. The presentation also highlights the usefulness of adopting an approach such as AI to promote interprofessional collaboration and commitment towards the harmonization of clinical practice. These concerted efforts support clinicians in the development, approval, implementation and measurement of best practice, and offer optimal quality of care for the patient population.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:56:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:56:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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