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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164125
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing Theory: Linking the CNS Role to Innovations in Practice
Author(s):
Flanagan, Jane
Author Details:
Jane Flanagan, Ph.D., APRN, BC, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Background: The patient care environment remains increasingly complex and challenged by organizational responses to changes proposed within health care delivery systems. Often these changes are without linkages to nursing knowledge, fostering frustration and nurse burnout (AONE, 2000, Buerhaus, 1998). The nursing shortage presents the CNS with challenges and opportunities to use nursing knowledge and guide the restructuring of the practice environment. Significance When nurses participate in the development of nursing care models, they recognize, distinguish and articulate the inimitable contributions they make with patients during times of stress and vulnerability. Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to describe the development, implementation and evaluation of three nursing-focused innovations that linked nursing knowledge with practice and research. The first is a model implemented by a task force of CNS's at a large medical center, which created a shared vision for practice guided by nursing knowledge; the second utilized nursing theory to reshape CNS practice affecting patients with a chronic illness and the third was an innovative nursing practice model driven by nursing theory, implemented in a peri-operative environment. Outcome and implications The use of nursing knowledge continues to promote a unique focus on health, holism and process (Flanagan, 2004). By recognizing core disciplinary values and using nursing knowledge to guide practice, the CNS created new opportunities to advance professional nursing and create exciting practice environments delineating nursing's unique contribution to patient outcomes. Nursing theory helped connect staff practice to disciplinary goals and enhanced their outlook on nursing as a desired profession.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Orlando, Florida, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence, held on March 9�12, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNursing Theory: Linking the CNS Role to Innovations in Practiceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFlanagan, Janeen_US
dc.author.detailsJane Flanagan, Ph.D., APRN, BC, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164125-
dc.description.abstractBackground: The patient care environment remains increasingly complex and challenged by organizational responses to changes proposed within health care delivery systems. Often these changes are without linkages to nursing knowledge, fostering frustration and nurse burnout (AONE, 2000, Buerhaus, 1998). The nursing shortage presents the CNS with challenges and opportunities to use nursing knowledge and guide the restructuring of the practice environment. Significance When nurses participate in the development of nursing care models, they recognize, distinguish and articulate the inimitable contributions they make with patients during times of stress and vulnerability. Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to describe the development, implementation and evaluation of three nursing-focused innovations that linked nursing knowledge with practice and research. The first is a model implemented by a task force of CNS's at a large medical center, which created a shared vision for practice guided by nursing knowledge; the second utilized nursing theory to reshape CNS practice affecting patients with a chronic illness and the third was an innovative nursing practice model driven by nursing theory, implemented in a peri-operative environment. Outcome and implications The use of nursing knowledge continues to promote a unique focus on health, holism and process (Flanagan, 2004). By recognizing core disciplinary values and using nursing knowledge to guide practice, the CNS created new opportunities to advance professional nursing and create exciting practice environments delineating nursing's unique contribution to patient outcomes. Nursing theory helped connect staff practice to disciplinary goals and enhanced their outlook on nursing as a desired profession.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:42:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:42:30Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellenceen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationOrlando, Florida, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence, held on March 9�12, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.en_US
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