Global Scholarship: The Challenges for Nursing and the Value of STTI

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603143
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Global Scholarship: The Challenges for Nursing and the Value of STTI
Other Titles:
Nursing Scholarship and Our Potential Impact [Session]
Author(s):
Rosser, Elizabeth Anne; Scammell, Janet M. E.; Bevan, Ann L.; Hundley, Vanora; Scammell, Janet M. E.; Bevan, Ann L.; Hundley, Vanora
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Phi Mu
Author Details:
Elizabeth Anne Rosser, RN, RM, erosser@bournemouth.ac.uk; Janet M. E. Scammell, RGN, SCM, RNT; Ann L. Bevan, RN, RSCN; Vanora Hundley, RN, RGN, RM, FHEA
Abstract:
Session presented on Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Background:       Globally, professional nursing is facing a number of significant and complex challenges.  Issues such as workforce shortages, increasing patient acuity, ongoing reduction of resources and poor quality of professional work life combine to have a greater influence on patient care than the effect of each one in isolation (Mannix et al, 2013; Aitken et al, 2013).  Although not just a nursing issue,  evidence from various reports, especially in the United Kingdom (UK), indicate that in combination these challenges can result in gross failure in the ‘system’ leading to unacceptable and in some situations, inhumane, patient care (Francis 2010, 2013; Rudman et al, 2012).   Although there is no simple solution to this failure, learning from our colleagues worldwide, seems a reasonable way forward to strengthen nursing leadership (Jackson & Watson 2009) and support change through the use of evidence-based practice (Tame, 2013).     The aim is to report the views of members of Phi Mu Chapter (England) of the global nursing honor society Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) as an organisation, and the resources they provide, and how they would like to see the Chapter develop in the context of STTI’s 2020 vision to become intentionally global.   Design and methods: All members of the Phi Mu Chapter (England) (n=71) were invited to participate in the study by way of an email invitation containing a link to the online survey. Participant information was provided and consent obtained on the “landing page” for the survey. The online questionnaire delivered through the SurveyMonkey tool was designed to mirror a European Regional survey conducted in 2012 and contained a series of closed and open questions.   Findings: Responses were received from 31 of the 71 members (44%). The majority of participants joined STTI because they believed in its mission and it offered them the prospect of networking with like-minded individuals. The potential for global reach was attractive as a potential to influence the profession world wide.  The three themes arising from the survey were: a) the promotion of scholarship b) the value of networking and c) communication and the development of culturally sensitive organisations. Conclusions: From the England perspective, this paper summarises evidence of members’ views of the value of STTI to nursing. There was strong support for the Chapter to energise stronger links between education and practice to promote scholarly inquiry and evidence-based practice.  Through effective collaboration, strong leadership could be encouraged.    Given the complex and significant challenges to nursing, this new chapter is keen to embrace the global agenda and support the wider society in becoming more culturally sensitive. Clinical Relevance:  Whilst the immediate access to a real and available global community through the world wide web might negate the need for an honour society, the Phi Mu Chapter (England) offers the opportunity to connect real individuals to join in their collaboration to strengthen clinical leadership and scholarship to improve the health of the world’s people.    
Keywords:
Scholarship; Networking; Culturally sensitive
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15H17
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleGlobal Scholarship: The Challenges for Nursing and the Value of STTIen
dc.title.alternativeNursing Scholarship and Our Potential Impact [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorRosser, Elizabeth Anneen
dc.contributor.authorScammell, Janet M. E.en
dc.contributor.authorBevan, Ann L.en
dc.contributor.authorHundley, Vanoraen
dc.contributor.authorScammell, Janet M. E.en
dc.contributor.authorBevan, Ann L.en
dc.contributor.authorHundley, Vanoraen
dc.contributor.departmentPhi Muen
dc.author.detailsElizabeth Anne Rosser, RN, RM, erosser@bournemouth.ac.uk; Janet M. E. Scammell, RGN, SCM, RNT; Ann L. Bevan, RN, RSCN; Vanora Hundley, RN, RGN, RM, FHEAen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603143en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Background:       Globally, professional nursing is facing a number of significant and complex challenges.  Issues such as workforce shortages, increasing patient acuity, ongoing reduction of resources and poor quality of professional work life combine to have a greater influence on patient care than the effect of each one in isolation (Mannix et al, 2013; Aitken et al, 2013).  Although not just a nursing issue,  evidence from various reports, especially in the United Kingdom (UK), indicate that in combination these challenges can result in gross failure in the ‘system’ leading to unacceptable and in some situations, inhumane, patient care (Francis 2010, 2013; Rudman et al, 2012).   Although there is no simple solution to this failure, learning from our colleagues worldwide, seems a reasonable way forward to strengthen nursing leadership (Jackson & Watson 2009) and support change through the use of evidence-based practice (Tame, 2013).     The aim is to report the views of members of Phi Mu Chapter (England) of the global nursing honor society Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) as an organisation, and the resources they provide, and how they would like to see the Chapter develop in the context of STTI’s 2020 vision to become intentionally global.   Design and methods: All members of the Phi Mu Chapter (England) (n=71) were invited to participate in the study by way of an email invitation containing a link to the online survey. Participant information was provided and consent obtained on the “landing page” for the survey. The online questionnaire delivered through the SurveyMonkey tool was designed to mirror a European Regional survey conducted in 2012 and contained a series of closed and open questions.   Findings: Responses were received from 31 of the 71 members (44%). The majority of participants joined STTI because they believed in its mission and it offered them the prospect of networking with like-minded individuals. The potential for global reach was attractive as a potential to influence the profession world wide.  The three themes arising from the survey were: a) the promotion of scholarship b) the value of networking and c) communication and the development of culturally sensitive organisations. Conclusions: From the England perspective, this paper summarises evidence of members’ views of the value of STTI to nursing. There was strong support for the Chapter to energise stronger links between education and practice to promote scholarly inquiry and evidence-based practice.  Through effective collaboration, strong leadership could be encouraged.    Given the complex and significant challenges to nursing, this new chapter is keen to embrace the global agenda and support the wider society in becoming more culturally sensitive. Clinical Relevance:  Whilst the immediate access to a real and available global community through the world wide web might negate the need for an honour society, the Phi Mu Chapter (England) offers the opportunity to connect real individuals to join in their collaboration to strengthen clinical leadership and scholarship to improve the health of the world’s people.    en
dc.subjectScholarshipen
dc.subjectNetworkingen
dc.subjectCulturally sensitiveen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:44:13Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:44:13Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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