Colleen A Hirschkorn

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Pursuit of high-quality care depends, in part, on hospital leaders' ability to retain an experienced RN workforce. Yet, 55% of nurses plan to retire between 2011 and 2020, heightening the need to identify proven retention strategies. Findings from 7 case studies conducted at hospitals and nonhealthcare organizations publicly recognized for success retaining(More)
Nurses need to acquire new leadership skills to meet the demands of their positions. Until recently, the healthcare industry has focused on continuing education to meet licensure requirements and to achieve advanced clinical certifications. Given increasingly complex leadership challenges, we are seeing the emergence of leadership development programs(More)
OBJECTIVE To study residents' perceptions of their responsibility for patients, the quality of patient care, and their learning experiences in light of new work-hour regulations. DESIGN Inductive analysis of in-depth, semistructured, recorded interviews with a cohort of interns in internal medicine in the last month of their first postgraduate year.(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Emergency medicine has progressed significantly since its initial recognition as a medical specialty. Relatively little factual information is known, however, regarding who or how many physicians practice emergency medicine. The purpose of this study is to determine the total number of physicians practicing clinical emergency medicine during(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the impact of internal medicine residents' roles as learners, teachers, and physicians on their performance in teaching and supervising interns; to generate insights for educational policy and research. DESIGN Qualitative analysis of in-depth, semistructured, recorded interviews with a cohort of second-postgraduate-year (PGY-2)(More)
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