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Clinical leadership in contemporary clinical practice: implications for nursing in Australia.
J Nurs Manag. 2006 Apr; 14(3):180-7.JN

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Leadership in the clinical practice environment is important to ensure both optimal patient outcomes and successive generations of motivated and enthusiastic clinicians.

AIM

The present paper seeks to define and describe clinical leadership and identify the facilitators and barriers to clinical leadership. We also describe strategies to develop clinical leaders in Australia. Key drivers to the development of nursing leaders are strategies that recognize and value clinical expertise. These include models of care that highlight the importance of the nursing role; evidence-based practice and measurement of clinical outcomes; strategies to empower clinicians and mechanisms to ensure participation in clinical decision-making.

KEY ISSUES

Significant barriers to clinical leadership are organizational structures that preclude nurses from clinical decision making; the national shortage of nurses; fiscal constraints; absence of well evaluated models of care and trends towards less skilled clinicians.

CONCLUSIONS

Systematic, strategic initiatives are required to nurture and develop clinical leaders. These strategies need to be collegial collaborations between the academic and health care sectors in order to provide a united voice for advancing the nursing profession.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, University of Western Sydney and Sydney West Area Health Service, Sydney. patricia_davidson@wsahs.nsw.gov.auNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16600005

Citation

Davidson, P M., et al. "Clinical Leadership in Contemporary Clinical Practice: Implications for Nursing in Australia." Journal of Nursing Management, vol. 14, no. 3, 2006, pp. 180-7.
Davidson PM, Elliott D, Daly J. Clinical leadership in contemporary clinical practice: implications for nursing in Australia. J Nurs Manag. 2006;14(3):180-7.
Davidson, P. M., Elliott, D., & Daly, J. (2006). Clinical leadership in contemporary clinical practice: implications for nursing in Australia. Journal of Nursing Management, 14(3), 180-7.
Davidson PM, Elliott D, Daly J. Clinical Leadership in Contemporary Clinical Practice: Implications for Nursing in Australia. J Nurs Manag. 2006;14(3):180-7. PubMed PMID: 16600005.
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