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OBJECTIVE The aims of this national study were to (1) examine the extent of job burnout among VA Polytrauma team members engaged in the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI); and (2) identify their coping strategies for dealing with job-related stress. DESIGN A cross-sectional sample of 233 VA Polytrauma team members completed the(More)
The discussion of patient safety in delivering healthcare services is an important topic given the current state of the healthcare system. The current organizational cultures of many healthcare organizations do not support a culture of patient safety and do not employ a specific framework in delivering safe, reliable patient care. This article discusses the(More)
Defining the core dimensions of the current staff nurse role is a critical first step in demonstrating the worth of professional nurses in ambulatory settings. Data generated by a 1992 national survey of 606 ambulatory staff nurses provides insight into current practice. Managers may use this information to attract and retain staff nurses, remove barriers(More)
Ambulatory care nursing is one of the fastest growing and least studied areas of nursing practice. Information from a national survey of ambulatory nurses has been used to delineate the core dimensions of the current staff nurse role. Comparison of practice patterns of ambulatory staff nurses employed in university hospitals, community hospitals, physician(More)
This biannual department, sponsored by the Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing (CGEAN), provides information updates to nurse leaders on educational trends, issues, and research important for effective health system administration. The CGEAN Web site can be accessed at http://www.cgean.org.
The healthcare trends described in this article will eventually lead to transformation of healthcare delivery and nursing practice. The nursing profession needs to be proactive in creating new models of care delivery and in redefining the work of nursing. The authors describe 2 examples of emerging models and principles for the creation of future models,(More)