Integrator role Necessary in all complex organizations. Informal, unacknowledged, powerful. Arises at the point of greatest knowledge of the product on a moment-to-moment basis.
The Youngest Science“One thing the nurses do is to hold the place together…My discovery as a patient…is that the institution is held together, glued together, enabled to function as an organism by the nurses and by nobody else.” - Lewis Thomas, MD, PhD
Institute of MedicineThe Future of Nursing Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training. Nurses should achieve higher levels of education & training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression. Nurses should be full partners, with physicians and other health professionals, in redesigning health care in the U.S. Effective workforce planning and policy making require better data collection and an improved information infrastructure.
To succeed… You have to engage the glue because, without that ingredient, the innovation won’t stick.