Nursing Leadership: Literature Review. Summer 2008 Helen Hough, BA, BS, M.L.S. [email protected] Nursing administrators. Integrate nursing science, business principles, organizational behavior, and resource management to participate as full partners
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to participate as full partners
in managing and leading health care organizations.
(adapted from UCSF School of Nursing)
for communication with all parties to understand and appreciate issues
InformationAcquisition & Dissemination
Awareness with commonly respected literature
but address in-depth issues with specialized materials.
Use resources appropriate to audience
Community (including media), fellow leaders, medical, nurses, supervisees.
Lay - general & specialized magazines, newspapers.
Authoritative - Scholarly, peer reviewed.
Aggregated - in Libraries
Systematically accessed - by information databases
CINAHL, Medline/PubMed,Business Source PremierAnd others, depending on type of question.
Consult information professional for recommendations.
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 Leadership Forum
Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice
Reflections on Nursing Leadership
Strategies for Nursing LeadershipJournals – Nurse Leader/Admin.
The questiondictates the appropriate database.
is the thought put into it
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
Q: Change management in health care
Areas: Health, business, organizational behavior
Databases: Nursing, Medical, Business, Psychology
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 (http://www.uta.edu/library)
Select Subject Guides > Nursing (or other)
Preparatory exploration of database (content area, layout, limits, protocols)
Adjust strategy(new information, subjects vs keywords)
False drops (irrelevant retrievals)
You can’t break the DB, consider attempts as trials
Is the reason for 0 retrievals becausethere nothing in the stupid databaseorwere the wrong words used?
Special Interest: Nursing Administration
Cited Reference Searching
Explore records/thesaurus for concepts
DO NOT limit to full text
Journal & Citation SubsetHealth Administration, Nursing
Peer Reviewed, Classification Codes
UsingMyEBSCO (alerts) and/or RefWorks
1st: At UT Arlington:
Check E-journal list & Library Catalog
2nd: Not at UT Arlington:
TexShare, “Find In A Library” or WorldCat