A Project in Self-Leadership in Professionalism as a Collaborative Initiative

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303873
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Project in Self-Leadership in Professionalism as a Collaborative Initiative
Author(s):
Jooste, Karien
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau lambda
Author Details:
Karien Jooste, PhD, kjooste@uwc.ac.za
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose: The presentation is aimed at the expansion of researchers insight and understanding  of experiences in a collaborative project in self-leadership in professionalism that enhances networking in research, that results in effective research roles, processes and outcome.

Methods: : The concept of self-leadership in professionalism was identified as a key problem in health services in the Metropolitan area of the Western Cape Province in South Africa and abroad. The participants in the programme were nine lecturers in different positions and nursing specialities in a University in the Western Cape. An international research collaborator from the United States was already conducting research in the area of professionalism. An initial workshop was undertaken to clarify roles in and objectives of the programme to work together in productive and meaningful ways in a mixed method paradigm. A qualitative approach was followed and the participants wrote their narratives on their experiences in leading themselves in the initial phase of the research project. Open coding was conducted to analyse the data.

Results: The findings indicated a process of uncertainty to confidence in becoming acquainted with the contextual realities of the project, making the best of the opportunity to collaborate with other stakeholders in a new initiative and building a sense of togetherness while growing as a researcher.

Conclusion: Professionalism is critical because a lack thereof fosters errors and adverse events and decrease patient satisfaction. Leaders should create and maintain a culture of safety and quality throughout the hospital. It therefore seems that an important link exists between self-leadership, organizational culture and the culture of professionalism of nurses. The outcome of the study is a scientific trustworthy strategy for the Western Cape maternal and child health services that is a crucial focus area of the Department of Health.

Keywords:
Professionalism; Collaboration; Self leadership
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Project in Self-Leadership in Professionalism as a Collaborative Initiativeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJooste, Karienen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentTau lambdaen_GB
dc.author.detailsKarien Jooste, PhD, kjooste@uwc.ac.zaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303873-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> The presentation is aimed at the expansion of researchers insight and understanding  of experiences in a collaborative project in self-leadership in professionalism that enhances networking in research, that results in effective research roles, processes and outcome. <p><b>Methods: </b><b>: </b>The concept of self-leadership in professionalism was identified as a key problem in health services in the Metropolitan area of the Western Cape Province in South Africa and abroad. The participants in the programme were nine lecturers in different positions and nursing specialities in a University in the Western Cape. An international research collaborator from the United States was already conducting research in the area of professionalism. An initial workshop was undertaken to clarify roles in and objectives of the programme to work together in productive and meaningful ways in a mixed method paradigm. A qualitative approach was followed and the participants wrote their narratives on their experiences in leading themselves in the initial phase of the research project. Open coding was conducted to analyse the data. <p><b>Results: </b> The findings indicated a process of uncertainty to confidence in becoming acquainted with the contextual realities of the project, making the best of the opportunity to collaborate with other stakeholders in a new initiative and building a sense of togetherness while growing as a researcher. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> Professionalism is critical because a lack thereof fosters errors and adverse events and decrease patient satisfaction. Leaders should create and maintain a culture of safety and quality throughout the hospital. It therefore seems that an important link exists between self-leadership, organizational culture and the culture of professionalism of nurses. The outcome of the study is a scientific trustworthy strategy for the Western Cape maternal and child health services that is a crucial focus area of the Department of Health.en_GB
dc.subjectProfessionalismen_GB
dc.subjectCollaborationen_GB
dc.subjectSelf leadershipen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:24:52Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:24:52Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
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.en_GB
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