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Advancing the argument for validity of the Alberta Context Tool with healthcare aides in residential long-term careDownload
Background: Organizational context has the potential to influence the use of new knowledge. However, despite advances in understanding the theoretical base of organizational context, its measurement has not been adequately addressed, limiting our ability to quantify and assess context in...
Assessment of Variation in the Alberta Context Tool: The Contribution of Unit Level Contextual Factors and Specialty in Canadian Pediatric Acute Care SettingsDownload
Background: There are few validated measures of organizational context and none that we located are parsimonious and address modifiable characteristics of context. The Alberta Context Tool (ACT) was developed to meet this need. The instrument assesses 8 dimensions of context, which comprise 10...
Background: The context of healthcare organizations such as hospitals is increasingly accepted as having the potential to influence the use of new knowledge. However, the mechanisms by which the organizational context influences evidence-based practices are not well understood. Current measures...
Medication safety is a key contribution to patient safety in health care settings. Health care researchers and scholars frequently report and discuss nurses’ medication administration practices or medication errors associated with patients’ safety in hospitals. Yet there are gaps in published...
Researchers in the fields of psychology and business have studied workplace bullying since the 1980s, and more recently it has gained attention in the healthcare arena. It is of specific interest to nurses, as nurses are reported to have the highest prevalence rates among health professionals....
Interventions that promote retention of experienced registered nurses in health care settings: A systematic review.
Interventions that promote retention of experienced registered nurses in health care settings: A systematic review.Download
AIM: The aim of this review was to report the effectiveness of strategies for retaining experienced Registered Nurses. BACKGROUND: Nursing researchers have noted that the projected nursing shortage, if not rectified, is expected to affect healthcare cost, job satisfaction and quality patient...
Background: A multidisciplinary team of 20 researchers and research users from six countries – Canada, Jamaica, Barbados, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa – are collaborating on a 5-year (2007–12) program of research and capacity building project. This program of research situates nurses as leaders...
Study protocol for the Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC): Building Context Through Case Studies in Long-Term Care Project (Project 2)Download
Background: The organizational context in which healthcare is delivered is thought to play an important role in mediating the use of knowledge in practice. Additionally, a number of potentially modifiable contextual factors have been shown to make an organizational context more amenable to...