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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164306
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Appreciative Inquiry Promotes Nursing Culture Change
Author(s):
Beauchamp, Joan M.; Glessner, Theresa M.
Author Details:
Joan M. Beauchamp, BSN, RN, CAN, Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, New York, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Theresa M. Glessner, MSN, RN, NP, BC, CCRN
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this project is to apply the principles of AI to an acute care nursing unit in an effort to promote positive change and to focus on positive solutions from the past that can be applied to future issues. Significance: The definition of AI is the act of exploring and recognizing the best. AI theory suggests that in every organization there is something good, something that works. The result of the inquiry process is a series of statements that describes where the organization wants to be based on the positive moments of where they have been. AI statements are grounded in reality, real experiences within an organization, successes that can be repeated. Design/Background/Rationale: The nursing profession is in great transition. Nurses face challenges such as 24/7 scheduling, increasing customer expectations, changing technology, and complex cultural and morale issues. Nurses become entangled in a changing environment and commonly grow to be disengaged, indifferent, and angry. This whirlwind effect creates a nursing culture focused on problems and problem-solving. Methods/Description: AI engages nurses in the change process and allows them to discover and design solutions to pressing cultural issues. Findings/Outcomes: The AI process changes the method of interaction between nurses and peers, providers, and patients, thereby changing the culture from a problem-focused unit to a positivistic, future-focused team. Conclusions: AI allows nurses to discover why they do what they do, and has a positive impact on the nursing culture of a nursing unit.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights, held March 15-18, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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.titleAppreciative Inquiry Promotes Nursing Culture Changeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBeauchamp, Joan M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGlessner, Theresa M.en_US
dc.author.detailsJoan M. Beauchamp, BSN, RN, CAN, Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, New York, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Theresa M. Glessner, MSN, RN, NP, BC, CCRNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164306-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this project is to apply the principles of AI to an acute care nursing unit in an effort to promote positive change and to focus on positive solutions from the past that can be applied to future issues. Significance: The definition of AI is the act of exploring and recognizing the best. AI theory suggests that in every organization there is something good, something that works. The result of the inquiry process is a series of statements that describes where the organization wants to be based on the positive moments of where they have been. AI statements are grounded in reality, real experiences within an organization, successes that can be repeated. Design/Background/Rationale: The nursing profession is in great transition. Nurses face challenges such as 24/7 scheduling, increasing customer expectations, changing technology, and complex cultural and morale issues. Nurses become entangled in a changing environment and commonly grow to be disengaged, indifferent, and angry. This whirlwind effect creates a nursing culture focused on problems and problem-solving. Methods/Description: AI engages nurses in the change process and allows them to discover and design solutions to pressing cultural issues. Findings/Outcomes: The AI process changes the method of interaction between nurses and peers, providers, and patients, thereby changing the culture from a problem-focused unit to a positivistic, future-focused team. Conclusions: AI allows nurses to discover why they do what they do, and has a positive impact on the nursing culture of a nursing unit.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:45:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:45:56Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heightsen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationSalt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights, held March 15-18, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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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