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NURS 8300 Organizational & Systems Leadership for Quality Improvement: Welcome & Course Readings

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NURS 8300 Course Readings

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Albanese, M., Evans, D., Schantz, C., Bowen, M., Disbot, M., Moffa, J., & ... Polomano, R. (2010). Engaging clinical nurses in quality and performance improvement activities. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 34(3), 226-245.

Baur, C. (2011). Calling the nation to act: Implementing the national action plan to improve health literacy. Nursing Outlook, 59(2), 63-69.

Best, C. K. (2010). Assessing leadership readiness using developmental personality style: A tool for leadership coaching. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching & Mentoring, 8(1), 22-33.

Bigelow, L., Wolkowski, C., Baskin, L., & Gorko, M. (2010). Lean Six Sigma: Sustaining the gains in a hospital laboratory. Clinical Leadership & Management Review, 24(3), 1-14.

Boyd, S., Aggarwal, I., Davey, P., Logan, M., & Nathwani, D. (2011). Peripheral intravenous catheters: the road to quality improvement and safer patient care. Journal of Hospital Infection, 77(1), 37-41. 

Brown, J., Smith, N., & Sherfy, B. (2011). Decreasing mislabeled laboratory specimens using barcode technology and bedside printers. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 26(1), 13-21.

Butcher, L. (2011). High standards. NCQA-approved practice a test for value-based care. Modern Healthcare, 41(11), 40.

Carroll, L. J., & Rothe, J. P. (2010). Levels of reconstruction as complementarily in mixed methods research: a social theory-based conceptual framework for integrating qualitative and quantitative research. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 7(9), 3478-3488

Chaboyer, W., Johnson, J., Hardy, L., Gehrke, T., & Panuwatwanich, K. (2010). Transforming care strategies and nursing-sensitive patient outcomes. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66(5), 1111-1119. 

Chan, G., Parco, K., Sihombing, M., Tredwell, S., & O'Rourke, E. (2010). Improving health services to displaced persons in Aceh, Indonesia: A balanced scorecard. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 88(9), 709-712.

Clarke, C. M., & Persaud, D. (2011). Leading clinical handover improvement: a change strategy to implement best practices in the acute care setting. Journal of Patient Safety, 7(1), 11-18. 

Clarke, D. J. (2010). Achieving teamwork in stroke units: The contribution of opportunistic dialogue. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 24(3), 285-297.

Davis, P. B., Solomon, J., & Gorenflo, G. (2010). Driving quality improvement in local public health practice. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 16(1), 67-71.

Ferrara, L. R. (2010). Integrating evidence-based practice with educational theory in clinical practice for nurse practitioners: Bridging the theory practice gap. Research & Theory for Nursing Practice, 24(4), 213-216.

Frith, K., Anderson, F., & Sewell, J. (2010). Assessing and selecting data for a nursing services dashboard. Journal of Nursing Administration, 40(1), 10-16. 

Gerritsen, D. & van Beek, A. (2010). The relationship between organizational culture of nursing staff and quality of care for residents with dementia: Questionnaire surveys and systematic observations in nursing homes. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 47(10), 1272-1282.

Grant, B., Colello, S., Riehle, M., & Dende, D. (2010). An evaluation of the nursing practice environment and successful change management using the new generation Magnet Model. Journal of Nursing Management, 18(3), 326-331. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2834.2010.01076.x 

Grossmeier, J., Terry, P., Cipriotti, A., & Burtaine, J. (2010). Best practices in evaluating worksite health promotion programs. American Journal of Health Promotion, 24(3), TAHP 1-9.

Institute of Medicine. Committee on Quality of Health Care in America. (2001). Crossing the quality chasm: A new health system for the 21st century. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences.

Kohn, L. T., Corrigan, J. M., & Dondalson, M. S. (Eds). (2000). To err is human: Building a safer health system. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

Kouzes, J. M., & Posner, B. Z. (2009, January). To lead, create a shared vision. Harvard Business Review, 87(1), 21–22.

Lavoie-Tremblay, M., Bonin, J., Lesage, A., Farand, L., Lavigne, G. L., & Trudel, J. (2011). Implementation of diagnosis-related mental health problems: Impact on health care providers. Health Care Manager, 30(1), 4-14. 

Mark, D., Latimer, R., & Hardy, M. (2010). "Stars" aligned for evidence-based practice: a TriService initiative in the Pacific. Nursing Research, 59(1), S48-57. 

McKinney, M. (2010). Quality, not quantity. Costliest care not the best, says NCQA report. Modern Healthcare, 40(42), 8-9.

Menaker, R. (2010). Leadership strategies in healthcare. The Journal of Medical Practice Management: MPM, 24(6), 339-343.

Murphree, P., Vath, R., & Daigle, L. (2011). Sustaining Lean Six Sigma projects in health care. Physician Executive, 37(1), 44-48.

National Committee for Quality Assurance. (2010). The state of health care quality: Reform, the quality agenda and resource use. Washington, D. C.: National Committee for Quality Assurance.

Nicolini, D., Waring, J., & Mengis, J. (2011). Policy and practice in the use of root cause analysis to investigate clinical adverse events: Mind the gap. Social Science & Medicine, 73(2), 217–225. 

Park, J., Konetzka, R., & Werner, R. (2011). Performing well on nursing home report cards: Does it pay off? Health Services Research, 46(2), 531-554. 

Reeves, S., Macmillan, K., & van Soeren, M. (2010). Leadership of interprofessional health and social care teams: a socio-historical analysis. Journal of Nursing Management, 18(3), 258-264. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2834.2010.01077.x 

Richardson, A., & Storr, J. (2010). Patient safety: A literative review on the impact of nursing empowerment, leadership and collaboration [corrected] [published erratum appears in INT NURS REV 2010 Mar;57(1):158]. International Nursing Review, 57(1), 12-21. 

Scobbie, L., Dixon, D., & Wyke, S. (2011). Goal setting and action planning in the rehabilitation setting: Development of a theoretically informed practice framework. Clinical Rehabilitation, 25(5), 468-482. doi:10.1177/0269215510389198

Sennett, C. (2010). Healthcare reform: Quality outcomes measurement and reporting. American Health & Drug Benefits.

Shelton, D., & Wakai, S. (2011). A process evaluation of START NOW Skills Training for inmates with impulsive and aggressive behaviors. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 17(2), 148-157.

Stanley, R., Lillis, K., Zuspan, S., Lichenstein, R., Ruddy, R., Gerardi, M., & Dean, J. (2010). Development and implementation of a performance measure tool in an academic pediatric research network. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 31(5), 429-437.

Suchy, K. (2010). A lack of standardization: The basis for the ethical issues surrounding quality and performance reports. Journal of Healthcare Management, 55(4), 241-251.

Sustainable leadership: Leading business, industry and local government towards a sustainable future. (2011). Strategic Direction, 27(2), 5‒8

Wachter, R. (2010). Patient safety at ten: Unmistakable progress, troubling gaps. Health Affairs, 29(1), 165–173.

Wachter, R., & Pronovost, P. (2009). Balancing "No Blame" with accountability in patient safety. New England Journal of Medicine, 361(14), 1401–1406.

Wang, M., Chen, W., Lin, Y., & Hsu, B. (2010). Structural characteristics, process, and effectiveness of cross-functional teams in hospitals: Testing the I–P–O model. Journal of High Technology Management Research, 21(1), 14-22. 

Zori, S., Nosek, L. J., & Musil, C. M. (2010). Critical thinking of nurse managers related to staff RNs’ perceptions of the practice environment. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 42(3), 305-313.

Other Readings

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