Strong leadership: the case for global connections.

Rosser, E., Scammell, J., Bevan, A. and Hundley, V., 2016. Strong leadership: the case for global connections. Journal of Clinical Nursing. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.1111/jocn.13562

Abstract

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To identify how nurse leaders view and experience the opportunities offered by one of the largest global nursing organisations Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). BACKGROUND: Worldwide, nursing leadership is challenged with addressing the complex issues impacting on care delivery. International nursing organisations are a means to bring together individuals to promote leadership and scholarship for nursing practice to promote patient safety and quality care. The newly established all-England Chapter of STTI is a recent addition to the society in terms of nurse leadership in Europe; and as such faces challenges as it establishes its identity and seeks to interpret the organisational vision: to advance world health through nursing leadership and scholarship. Moving forward, members views were sought on the goals of the chapter and how they may be enacted. DESIGN: In July 2013, all chapter members at that time had been nominated on the basis of achievement in nurse leadership; all were invited to participate in an online survey. The online questionnaire contained a series of closed and open questions. RESULTS: Most respondents joined because they believed in the vision and networking opportunities STTI provides. Three themes were extracted from the data: the value of networking and communication, leadership and the development of culturally sensitive organisations and the need for shared scholarship for nursing practice. CONCLUSION: Findings indicate the growth of effective leadership at all levels of nursing could be harnessed through successful collaboration and keen support for robust connections between practice and education to promote quality care RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE: Whilst challenging, globalisation presents an opportunity for a nursing society such as STTI to work collaboratively to address health care issues. A nursing society which explores and resolves its own complex issues by actively promoting leadership and collaborative scholarship, reveals a potential to empower the profession to share our collective solutions towards enhancing clinical practice. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0962-1067
Uncontrolled Keywords:Collaboration ; Culture ; Leadership ; Networking ; Nursing ; Scholarship ; Survey ; global networking ; quality care
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:24700
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:07 Sep 2016 08:17
Last Modified:04 Oct 2016 11:53

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