Sharing the Wisdom of Nurse Experts: Implementing an Oncology Visiting Nurse Professor Program

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165519
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Sharing the Wisdom of Nurse Experts: Implementing an Oncology Visiting Nurse Professor Program
Author(s):
Boyle, Deborah
Author Details:
Deborah Boyle, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Abstract:
Oncology nurse leaders are constantly searching for creative, novel programs to enhance patient care within the clinical context of dwindling resources, staffing crises, and fiscal constraints. Using an integrative education/quality model for improving cancer nursing care, an intervention to enhance practice at the bedside, foster critical thinking, and expose nursing staff to innovative models of cancer nursing care was implemented. This abstract will describe the evolution of an Oncology Visiting Nurse Professor Program as a template for consideration. Specific areas to be discussed include planning committee membership, the process for identifying professors, the length of the program, scheduling recommendations, proposed types of interaction with staff (i.e., didactic, clinical site visit, discussion groups), a discussion of costs, and evaluation strategies. Our pilot experience with four oncology visiting nurse professors will be outlined as a model for deliberation. These professors addressed pain management, the role of the advanced practice nurse, and performance improvement initiatives. The impact of these professorships will be described highlighting examples of unit-based, programmatic, and institutional changes that resulted from their visits. Suggestions for reinforcement and stabilization of numerous changes after the visits will be outlined. This successful program has identified opportunities for our cancer nursing staff and colleagues in other disciplines to improve patient care. The four professors' assistance in applying innovative ideas into specific areas of patient care was especially helpful. The Oncology Visiting Nurse Professor Program is a creative, cost-effective project readily adaptable to numerous settings.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., 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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSharing the Wisdom of Nurse Experts: Implementing an Oncology Visiting Nurse Professor Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBoyle, Deborahen_US
dc.author.detailsDeborah Boyle, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165519-
dc.description.abstractOncology nurse leaders are constantly searching for creative, novel programs to enhance patient care within the clinical context of dwindling resources, staffing crises, and fiscal constraints. Using an integrative education/quality model for improving cancer nursing care, an intervention to enhance practice at the bedside, foster critical thinking, and expose nursing staff to innovative models of cancer nursing care was implemented. This abstract will describe the evolution of an Oncology Visiting Nurse Professor Program as a template for consideration. Specific areas to be discussed include planning committee membership, the process for identifying professors, the length of the program, scheduling recommendations, proposed types of interaction with staff (i.e., didactic, clinical site visit, discussion groups), a discussion of costs, and evaluation strategies. Our pilot experience with four oncology visiting nurse professors will be outlined as a model for deliberation. These professors addressed pain management, the role of the advanced practice nurse, and performance improvement initiatives. The impact of these professorships will be described highlighting examples of unit-based, programmatic, and institutional changes that resulted from their visits. Suggestions for reinforcement and stabilization of numerous changes after the visits will be outlined. This successful program has identified opportunities for our cancer nursing staff and colleagues in other disciplines to improve patient care. The four professors' assistance in applying innovative ideas into specific areas of patient care was especially helpful. The Oncology Visiting Nurse Professor Program is a creative, cost-effective project readily adaptable to numerous settings.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:20:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:20:06Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., 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.-
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