Authentic Leadership-Life Support for a Healthy Work Environment

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/291004
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Authentic Leadership-Life Support for a Healthy Work Environment
Author(s):
Cassidy, Linda; Triola, Nora
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Xi
Author Details:
Linda Cassidy, MSN, EdM, APRN-CNS, CCNS, CCRN-CSC, linda.cassidy@holy-cross.com; Nora Triola, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Abstract:

Session presented on Saturday, April 13, 2013

The health of the work environment plays a critical role in optimal patient outcomes. While much emphasis is placed on the importance of technology, one cannot overlook the influence of human factors on the work environment and the quality of patient care. Effective interpersonal relationships of health care team members directly influence the patient/family experience, avoidance of harm, patient quality and safety, retention of nurses and other health care professionals.  In 2005, AACN released Standards for Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environments: A Journey to Excellence. This is a framework health care organizations may utilize to create, enhance and sustain a healthy work environment which is essential to excellence in nursing care

In this presentation, we will create the case for the importance of authentically addressing the status of the health of the work environment at macrosystem, microsystem, and individual levels. We will demonstrate how innovative strategies were developed utilizing the six standards and how they played a key role in the evolution of our professional practice model which serves as the guiding framework for practice. Specific strategies developed through shared governance structures, empowerment of informal leaders and the resulting organizational impact will be presented. Results from three phases of research that specifically examined RN’s perception of the health of our organization will be shared. Unit and organization level analyses with comparisons to national survey results will be included. Differences in the perceptions between nursing divisions, specifically critical care compared to non-critical care, and RNs’ self-perception of their personal contribution to the health of the work environment will be discussed. Responses highlighted the key role of leadership. Authentic leadership will be addressed as the genesis for assuring that all the standards are analyzed, enculturated and measured for effectiveness. Pivotal structures and processes surrounding nurse involvement will be extensively addressed.

Keywords:
Strategies; Leadership; Research
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2013
Date of Publication:
13-May-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
Creating Healthy Work Environments
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Creating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryFull-texten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAuthentic Leadership-Life Support for a Healthy Work Environmenten_GB
dc.contributor.authorCassidy, Lindaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTriola, Noraen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentIota Xien_GB
dc.author.detailsLinda Cassidy, MSN, EdM, APRN-CNS, CCNS, CCRN-CSC, linda.cassidy@holy-cross.com; Nora Triola, PhD, RN, NEA-BCen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/291004-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on Saturday, April 13, 2013</p>The health of the work environment plays a critical role in optimal patient outcomes. While much emphasis is placed on the importance of technology, one cannot overlook the influence of human factors on the work environment and the quality of patient care. Effective interpersonal relationships of health care team members directly influence the patient/family experience, avoidance of harm, patient quality and safety, retention of nurses and other health care professionals.&nbsp; In 2005, AACN released Standards for Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environments: A Journey to Excellence. This is a framework health care organizations may utilize to create, enhance and sustain a healthy work environment which is essential to excellence in nursing care <p class="APA">In this presentation, we will create the case for the importance of authentically addressing the status of the health of the work environment at macrosystem, microsystem, and individual levels. We will demonstrate how innovative strategies were developed utilizing the six standards and how they played a key role in the evolution of our professional practice model which serves as the guiding framework for practice. Specific strategies developed through shared governance structures, empowerment of informal leaders and the resulting organizational impact will be presented. Results from three phases of research that specifically examined RN&rsquo;s perception of the health of our organization will be shared. Unit and organization level analyses with comparisons to national survey results will be included. Differences in the perceptions between nursing divisions, specifically critical care compared to non-critical care, and RNs&rsquo; self-perception of their personal contribution to the health of the work environment will be discussed. Responses highlighted the key role of leadership. Authentic leadership will be addressed as the genesis for assuring that all the standards are analyzed, enculturated and measured for effectiveness. Pivotal structures and processes surrounding nurse involvement will be extensively addressed.en_GB
dc.subjectStrategiesen_GB
dc.subjectLeadershipen_GB
dc.subjectResearchen_GB
dc.date.available2013-05-13T10:26:08Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-13T10:26:08Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.nameCreating Healthy Work Environmentsen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionCreating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolisen_GB
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