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Nursing Leadership:Literature Review

Summer 2008

Helen Hough, BA, BS, M.L.S.

[email protected]

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Nursing administrators


  • nursing science,

  • business principles,

  • organizational behavior, and

  • resource management

    to participate as full partners

    in managing and leading health care organizations.

    (adapted from UCSF School of Nursing)

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Foundation in

  • Nursing,

  • Health Care,

  • Business &

  • Personnel Psychology

    for communication with all parties to understand and appreciate issues

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InformationAcquisition & Dissemination

Awareness with commonly respected literature

but address in-depth issues with specialized materials.

Use resources appropriate to audience

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Community (including media), fellow leaders, medical, nurses, supervisees.

Information levels:

Lay - general & specialized magazines, newspapers.

Authoritative - Scholarly, peer reviewed.

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Where is information

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.

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Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership

Case Manager

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 Economic$

Nursing Leadership Forum

Nursing Management

OR Manager

Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice

Reflections on Nursing Leadership

Strategies for Nursing Leadership

Journals – Nurse Leader/Admin.


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Access - Databases

The questiondictates the appropriate database.

Common leadership/administration



Business Source

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Half of all good work

is the thought put into it

before action

Helen Hough

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Question-basedliterature review strategy

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

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Question-baseddatabase selection

Q: Change management in health care

Areas: Health, business, organizational behavior

Databases: Nursing, Medical, Business, Psychology

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Database location

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 (

Select Subject Guides > Nursing (or other)

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Be prepared

Preparatory exploration of database (content area, layout, limits, protocols)

Concept synonyms

Adjust strategy(new information, subjects vs keywords)

False drops (irrelevant retrievals)

You can’t break the DB, consider attempts as trials

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General Rule

Start big

Narrow down

Is the reason for 0 retrievals becausethere nothing in the stupid databaseorwere the wrong words used?

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Example: CINAHL

change theory


Publication Types:

  • Peer-review Meta-analysis

  • Reviews Research

  • Book Review

    Special Interest: Nursing Administration

    Cited Reference Searching

    Explore records/thesaurus for concepts

    DO NOT limit to full text

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Example: Medline withMESH, PsycINFO

Change theory

Medline limits

Journal & Citation SubsetHealth Administration, Nursing

PsycINFO Limits

Peer Reviewed, Classification Codes

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Getting the materials

UsingMyEBSCO (alerts) and/or RefWorks

1st: At UT Arlington:

Check E-journal list & Library Catalog

2nd: Not at UT Arlington:

Interlibrary Loan

TexShare, “Find In A Library” or WorldCat