Barb Haag-Heitman

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Developing expert nurses is essential for effective and quality-based healthcare outcomes, yet little is understood about what conditions foster expert development. This study examined expert nurses' perceptions of personal and environmental influences on attainment of expert performance. Findings indicate the developmental importance of risk taking,(More)
AIM This article explains the unique role of nurse managers in facilitating nursing peer review and clarifies the issues of ownership about peer review processes and performance evaluations. BACKGROUND The authors' review of the literature and experiences as organizational consultants, found no examples of principled peer review using the authoritative(More)
This article introduces an accountability-focused nursing framework to systematically organize and promote quality and safety nursing outcomes. The 4 essential components of this framework include a responsive environment; shared decision making, personal empowerment, and transformational management. These elements promote a professional practice(More)
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