Nurse leadership for specialist practice: A collaborative, capacity building project in Mozambique

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308471
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurse leadership for specialist practice: A collaborative, capacity building project in Mozambique
Author(s):
Bruce, Judith C.; Canda, Marcos
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau Lambda at-large
Author Details:
Judith C. Bruce, PhD, RN, RM, Judith.Bruce@wits.ac.za; Marcos Canda, RN, MSN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Compared to global health indicators, sub-Saharan Africa bears the greatest burden of disease, which is compounded, at a micro-level, by the lack of appropriately skilled nurse clinicians and nurse researchers. The health strategy of NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa’s Development) urges all countries to embark on a focused capacity-building drive through multi-country partnerships to address the health care needs of sub-Saharan Africa (Mogobe, Bruce & Meyer, 2009).

This capacity-building project brings together academic institutions, government departments and medical and nurse clinicians in a cross-border partnership between South Africa and Mozambique for the development of nurse leadership.  The ultimate goal of the project is to build local leadership capacity in 1) research, 2) education and training, and 3) clinical practice. Clinical practice leadership development was informed by two areas of need gleaned from the country’s burden of disease and from a situational analysis conducted at the beginning of the project. These are: maternal and neonatal health and critical care nursing.

In this presentation we describe the objectives of the project, the completed implementation plan and an evaluative summary based on qualitative findings of interviews with two partner groups. We conclude that the project’s focus on the local production of highly skilled nurse specialists and researchers addresses the skills gap needed to change the health profile of Mozambican communities. Sustainability is ensured, by the simultaneous production of nurse educators that would lead further capacity-building initiatives.

Keywords:
Specialist practice; Leadership; Capacity-building
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurse leadership for specialist practice: A collaborative, capacity building project in Mozambiqueen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBruce, Judith C.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorCanda, Marcosen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentTau Lambda at-largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsJudith C. Bruce, PhD, RN, RM, Judith.Bruce@wits.ac.za; Marcos Canda, RN, MSNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308471-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>Compared to global health indicators, sub-Saharan Africa bears the greatest burden of disease, which is compounded, at a micro-level, by the lack of appropriately skilled nurse clinicians and nurse researchers. The health strategy of NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa’s Development) urges all countries to embark on a focused capacity-building drive through multi-country partnerships to address the health care needs of sub-Saharan Africa (Mogobe, Bruce & Meyer, 2009). <p>This capacity-building project brings together academic institutions, government departments and medical and nurse clinicians in a cross-border partnership between South Africa and Mozambique for the development of nurse leadership.  The ultimate goal of the project is to build local leadership capacity in 1) research, 2) education and training, and 3) clinical practice. Clinical practice leadership development was informed by two areas of need gleaned from the country’s burden of disease and from a situational analysis conducted at the beginning of the project. These are: maternal and neonatal health and critical care nursing. <p>In this presentation we describe the objectives of the project, the completed implementation plan and an evaluative summary based on qualitative findings of interviews with two partner groups. We conclude that the project’s focus on the local production of highly skilled nurse specialists and researchers addresses the skills gap needed to change the health profile of Mozambican communities. Sustainability is ensured, by the simultaneous production of nurse educators that would lead further capacity-building initiatives.en_GB
dc.subjectSpecialist practiceen_GB
dc.subjectLeadershipen_GB
dc.subjectCapacity-buildingen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:31:47Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:31:47Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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