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Promoting leadership and management in Australian general practice nursing: what will it take?
J Nurs Manag. 2008 Oct; 16(7):846-52.JN

Abstract

AIM

This paper outlines the current state of Australian practice nursing, describes the context of general practice and establishes the importance of promoting leadership and management in this setting.

BACKGROUND

Australian general practice nurses have emerged as key stakeholders in primary health care. However, their role in leadership and management has been largely invisible. The reasons for this are multifactorial, including the delay to establish a strong professional organization, their negative power relationships with general medical practitioners, limited nursing leadership and poorly defined roles. To date, the impetus for practice nurse growth has been largely external to the nursing profession. Growth has been driven by the increasing burden of chronic disease and workforce shortages. This has further weakened the control of nurse leaders over the development of the specialty.

CONCLUSIONS

The Australian practice nurse role is at a crossroads. While the practice nurse role is a viable force to improve health outcomes, the growing strength of the practice nurse challenges traditional professional roles and practice patterns.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING MANAGEMENT

There is an urgent need to develop practice nurse leaders and managers to not only embrace the challenges of Australian general practice from an operational perspective, but also undertake a clinical leadership role. As clinical leaders, these nurses will need to develop a culture that not only optimizes health outcomes but also advances the status of the nursing profession.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia. e.halcomb@uws.edu.auNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19017247

Citation

Halcomb, Elizabeth J., et al. "Promoting Leadership and Management in Australian General Practice Nursing: what Will It Take?" Journal of Nursing Management, vol. 16, no. 7, 2008, pp. 846-52.
Halcomb EJ, Davidson PM, Patterson E. Promoting leadership and management in Australian general practice nursing: what will it take? J Nurs Manag. 2008;16(7):846-52.
Halcomb, E. J., Davidson, P. M., & Patterson, E. (2008). Promoting leadership and management in Australian general practice nursing: what will it take? Journal of Nursing Management, 16(7), 846-52. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2834.2008.00938.x
Halcomb EJ, Davidson PM, Patterson E. Promoting Leadership and Management in Australian General Practice Nursing: what Will It Take. J Nurs Manag. 2008;16(7):846-52. PubMed PMID: 19017247.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Promoting leadership and management in Australian general practice nursing: what will it take? AU - Halcomb,Elizabeth J, AU - Davidson,Patricia M, AU - Patterson,Elizabeth, PY - 2008/11/20/pubmed PY - 2009/2/27/medline PY - 2008/11/20/entrez SP - 846 EP - 52 JF - Journal of nursing management JO - J Nurs Manag VL - 16 IS - 7 N2 - AIM: This paper outlines the current state of Australian practice nursing, describes the context of general practice and establishes the importance of promoting leadership and management in this setting. BACKGROUND: Australian general practice nurses have emerged as key stakeholders in primary health care. However, their role in leadership and management has been largely invisible. The reasons for this are multifactorial, including the delay to establish a strong professional organization, their negative power relationships with general medical practitioners, limited nursing leadership and poorly defined roles. To date, the impetus for practice nurse growth has been largely external to the nursing profession. Growth has been driven by the increasing burden of chronic disease and workforce shortages. This has further weakened the control of nurse leaders over the development of the specialty. CONCLUSIONS: The Australian practice nurse role is at a crossroads. While the practice nurse role is a viable force to improve health outcomes, the growing strength of the practice nurse challenges traditional professional roles and practice patterns. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING MANAGEMENT: There is an urgent need to develop practice nurse leaders and managers to not only embrace the challenges of Australian general practice from an operational perspective, but also undertake a clinical leadership role. As clinical leaders, these nurses will need to develop a culture that not only optimizes health outcomes but also advances the status of the nursing profession. SN - 1365-2834 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19017247/Promoting_leadership_and_management_in_Australian_general_practice_nursing:_what_will_it_take L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2834.2008.00938.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -