The Role of Local Champions on Influencing Dissemination of Nursing Best Practice Guidelines: A Qualitative Study

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155276
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Presentation
Title:
The Role of Local Champions on Influencing Dissemination of Nursing Best Practice Guidelines: A Qualitative Study
Abstract:
The Role of Local Champions on Influencing Dissemination of Nursing Best Practice Guidelines: A Qualitative Study
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Ploeg, Jenny, PhD, MScN, BScN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:McMaster University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Jennifer Skelly, PhD, MSc, MHSc, RN; Barbara L. Davies, RN, PhD; Tazim Virani, RN, BScN, MScN; Irmajean Bajnok, RN, BScN, MScN, PhD; Nancy Edwards, RN, PhD and Doris Grinspun, RN, MSN
[Research Presentation] Local champions have proven to be important change agents in influencing the practice of peers in health care organizations. This is especially the case when introducing Best Practice Guidelines. Little research has been conducted, however,áon the strategies used by such champions or the factors influencing their ability to impact organizational change. Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with 24 nursing Best Practice Champions from acute, community and long-term care settings across Canada. Criterion sampling was used to ensure that participants represented: (a) frontline staff as well as educators/administrators; and (b) each of three practice settings: acute, community and long-term care. Audiotapes were transcribed verbatim. Data analysis was conducted using thematic analysis. Qualitative analysis revealed six key strategies that champions used to influence disseminationáof best practice guideline recommendations: (a) raising awareness and sharing information about best practices, (b) working through existing committees, (c) working with a network of champions, (d) participating in and leading interdisciplinary task teams, (e) role modeling, mentoring and acting as a resource, and (f) embedding best practices in documentation and policy. Factors facilitating their role included the support of upper management, education and training, and willingness of staff to engage in the change process. Barriers influencing the role of the champion included workload and time constraints, lack of financial resources to support best practices, and staff resistance to change.á Differences across practice settings will be described. In summary, nursing Best Practice Champions act as important change agents in integrating clinical best practice guidelines into the structures and processes of their healthcare organizations. They use formal and informal processes built on relational knowledge translation such as role modeling and leading interdisciplinary task teams to bring about change.á The support of healthcare leaders is integral to the success ofá champions in implementing change.
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 Role of Local Champions on Influencing Dissemination of Nursing Best Practice Guidelines: A Qualitative Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155276-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Role of Local Champions on Influencing Dissemination of Nursing Best Practice Guidelines: A Qualitative Study</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ploeg, Jenny, PhD, MScN, BScN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">McMaster University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ploegj@mcmaster.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jennifer Skelly, PhD, MSc, MHSc, RN; Barbara L. Davies, RN, PhD; Tazim Virani, RN, BScN, MScN; Irmajean Bajnok, RN, BScN, MScN, PhD; Nancy Edwards, RN, PhD and Doris Grinspun, RN, MSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Local champions have proven to be important change agents in influencing the practice of peers in health care organizations. This is especially the case when introducing Best Practice Guidelines. Little research has been conducted, however,&aacute;on the strategies used by such champions or the factors influencing their ability to impact organizational change. Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with 24 nursing Best Practice Champions from acute, community and long-term care settings across Canada. Criterion sampling was used to ensure that participants represented: (a) frontline staff as well as educators/administrators; and (b) each of three practice settings: acute, community and long-term care. Audiotapes were transcribed verbatim. Data analysis was conducted using thematic analysis. Qualitative analysis revealed six key strategies that champions used to influence dissemination&aacute;of best practice guideline recommendations: (a) raising awareness and sharing information about best practices, (b) working through existing committees, (c) working with a network of champions, (d) participating in and leading interdisciplinary task teams, (e) role modeling, mentoring and acting as a resource, and (f) embedding best practices in documentation and policy. Factors facilitating their role included the support of upper management, education and training, and willingness of staff to engage in the change process. Barriers influencing the role of the champion included workload and time constraints, lack of financial resources to support best practices, and staff resistance to change.&aacute; Differences across practice settings will be described. In summary, nursing Best Practice Champions act as important change agents in integrating clinical best practice guidelines into the structures and processes of their healthcare organizations. They use formal and informal processes built on relational knowledge translation such as role modeling and leading interdisciplinary task teams to bring about change.&aacute; The support of healthcare leaders is integral to the success of&aacute; champions in implementing change.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:41:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:41:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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