Change, Change and More Change: the Neve...r-Ending Story
This chapter explores the concept of change. It shows how change can mean different things to different people and guides nurse managers on how to successfully lead their team through change....
Casualisation: a Paradigm for Change
There is an increasing casualisation of the workforce across all professional nursing practice. This trend to a new style of working provides challenges and opportunities for nursing practitioners....
In Praise of Tall Poppies: Nursing's Nee...d for Leadership
This chapter examines the skills and strategies associated with leadership and the relationship between leadership and change. It also emphasises that nurses should take pride in being led by those wh...o have the skills to lead.
Nursing Management and Leadership: Looki...ng Beyond Professional Boundaries to Achieve Organisational Goals in Health
Nurse unit managers play a key role in the effective and efficient delivery of health care services. Better understanding of the nurse unit manager's role and its requirements is a challenge for nurse... leaders.
Promoting Excellence in Customer Service
This chapter shares a range of principles and practices that underpin quality customer service. The discussion presents an overview of the "who", "why", "what" and "how" of promoting excellence in cus...tomer service..
Spirituality in Care
The process of providing spiritual support for a person can be very challenging yet equally rewarding for the caregiver. There are times when the exercise has a successful outcome and times when it is... not so apparent.
Spirituality as a Healing Force
This chapter offers ideas, not opinions fixed like concrete in my mind, but a glimpse into my ongoing and ever-evolving view of spirituality - what it is and what it implies within the uniqueness of t...he nurse-client relationship.
Ageing, Spirituality and the Nursing Rol...e
It is at the final stage of the life cycle that holistic nursing care should be practised. Nurses working in this specialty need a basic understanding of the spiritual dimension and ageing in our soc...iety to be able to deliver effective nursing care...
Spiritual Care in Dementia - Nurturing t...he Human Spirit
In order to provide quality care there needs to be some understanding of the person's sense of reality. This reality can be detected through their behaviours and understood within the context of their... whole life...
Meaning of Spirituality and the Nurse's ...Role in Providing Spiritual Care to the Dying Patient
This Chapter discusses the meaning of spirituality and how to provide spiritual care to the patient......
Spirituality: Connectedness Through Bein...g and Doing
This chapter outines the concept of spirituality and its historical place in nursing; reviews reasons for the neglect of spirituality in nursing theory, education and practice; and highlights a spirit...ual orientation to mental health nursing practice...
The Patient Nurse
The discovery that our power truly does come from the same source as our wounds helps us to see the nurse as wounded healer, to see the patient in every nurse, . . . and the nurse in every patient. To... explore this mystery is to open ourselves to the realm of spirituality; to the gifts of wonder, heightened awareness, deeper connections, and the possibilities of a fuller life even in the face of suffering and death.
Innovation for Improved Practice (eviden...ce-based health care)
This chapter discusses how by 2002 the Institute recognised that it was not enough to provide resources and technology for researchers; clinicians and students also needed these facilities......
Making Evidence Meaningful; Back to the ...Future
This Chapter discusses how the Institute developed a distinctive approach to the translation (systematic review), transfer (guideline production) and utilisation (development of systems for implementa...tion) of the best available evidence...
Emerging Methodologies: an Evolution of ...Idea (Joanna Briggs)
This Chapter discusses how continued methodological innovation will continue to play a significant role in the future of the Institute......
The Joanna Briggs Collaboration
This chapter discusses how the Joanna Briggs Institute in Adelaide, South Australia, collaborated with not only other Australian states, but also with cities and countries around the world......
Nurse's Role in Implementing Men's Healt...h Promotion Programs in the Australian Community
This chapter will focus on primary health care and the benefits it brings to the Australian community and particularly to men within that community......