Nursing Leadership: Literature Review


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Nursing Leadership: Literature Review

  1. 1. 1 Nursing Leadership: Literature Review Summer 2008 Helen Hough, BA, BS, M.L.S.
  2. 2. Slide 2 Nursing administrators Integrate ♦ nursing science, ♦ business principles, ♦ organizational behavior, and ♦ resource management to participate as full partners in managing and leading health care organizations. (adapted from UCSF School of Nursing)
  3. 3. Slide 3 Needs Foundation in ♦ Nursing, ♦ Health Care, ♦ Business & ♦ Personnel Psychology for communication with all parties to understand and appreciate issues
  4. 4. Slide 4 Transitions Information Acquisition & Dissemination Awareness with commonly respected literature but address in-depth issues with specialized materials. Use resources appropriate to audience
  5. 5. Slide 5 Audiences Community (including media), fellow leaders, medical, nurses, supervisees. Information levels: Lay - general & specialized magazines, newspapers. Authoritative - Scholarly, peer reviewed.
  6. 6. Slide 6 Where is information Aggregated - in Libraries Systematically accessed - by information databases CINAHL, Medline/PubMed, Business Source Premier And others, depending on type of question. Consult information professional for recommendations.
  7. 7. Slide 7 Journals – Nurse Leader/Admin. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership Case Manager Health Care Manager Home Healthcare Management & Practice JONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics & Regulation Journal of Excellence in Nursing Leadership Journal of Nursing Administration Journal of Nursing Management Journal of Public Health Management & Practice Nursing Administration Quarterly Nursing Economic$ Nursing Leadership Forum Nursing Management OR Manager Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice Reflections on Nursing Leadership Strategies for Nursing Leadership (
  8. 8. Slide 8 Access - Databases The question dictates the appropriate database. Common leadership/administration CINAHL Medline/PubMed Business Source
  9. 9. Slide 9 Half of all good work is the thought put into it before action Helen Hough
  10. 10. Slide 10 Question-based literature review strategy What is the problem? “We are generally working toward magnet hospital status but there are areas of real resistance” What is the question? “What are current theories & methods of change management?” What are the question’s concepts? 1: change 2: personnel management
  11. 11. Slide 11 Question-based database selection Q: Change management in health care Areas: Health, business, organizational behavior Databases: Nursing, Medical, Business, Psychology
  12. 12. Slide 12 Database location Of course Google is ok BUTTTTTTT your library already pays for stuff. If we don’t have it, we can get it (Interlibrary Loan) Go to the library ( Select Subject Guides > Nursing (or other)
  13. 13. Slide 13 Be prepared Preparatory exploration of database (content area, layout, limits, protocols) Concept synonyms Adjust strategy (new information, subjects vs keywords) False drops (irrelevant retrievals) You can’t break the DB, consider attempts as trials
  14. 14. Slide 14 General Rule Start big Narrow down Is the reason for 0 retrievals because there nothing in the stupid database or were the wrong words used?
  15. 15. Slide 15 Example: CINAHL change theory Limits Publication Types: – Peer-review Meta-analysis – Reviews Research – Book Review Special Interest: Nursing Administration Cited Reference Searching Explore records/thesaurus for concepts DO NOT limit to full text
  16. 16. Slide 16 Example: Medline with MESH, PsycINFO Change theory Medline limits Journal & Citation Subset Health Administration, Nursing PsycINFO Limits Peer Reviewed, Classification Codes
  17. 17. Slide 17 Getting the materials Using MyEBSCO (alerts) and/or RefWorks 1st : At UT Arlington: Check E-journal list & Library Catalog 2nd : Not at UT Arlington: Interlibrary Loan TexShare, “Find In A Library” or WorldCat