The concepts at the heart of this book originated more than 35 years ago and stemmed from repeated observations of a single troublesome phenomenon: cyclical nurse shortages in hospitals. Inquiries to deal with nurse workforce problems occurred alongside growing research findings suggesting that clinical nurses and other professionals were at risk of mutating from enthusiastic workers engaged with their clients to becoming emotionally drained, cynical, and insecure-the phenomenon known as burnout. The journey of this research field-reflected in the progression of the chapters in this book-has led to a variety of studies attempting to address both phenomena by focusing on the organizational contexts of nursing practice. Each of the chapters in this book offers findings and insights that we have synthesized into four recommendations for future steps in practice and another four recommendations for future steps in research. Connecting all of these recommendations is an emphasis on continuous improvement and change processes embedded in the organizational context of nursing practice, the need to draw on relevant empirical research, and the imperative for research and practice in this field to guide and inspire each other.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Organizational Context of Nursing Practice|
|Subtitle of host publication||Concepts, Evidence, and Interventions for Improvement|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - Feb 13 2018|
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