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[Evaluation of nursing and leadership competencies - a baseline for practice development]

Martin, Jacqueline S. and Frei, Irena Anna and Suter-Hofmann, Franziska and Fierz, Katharina and Schubert, Maria and Spirig, Rebecca. (2010) [Evaluation of nursing and leadership competencies - a baseline for practice development]. Pflege, Vol. 23, H. 3. pp. 191-203.

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Abstract

Competent nursing and effective leadership are essential attributes for the provision of high-quality care which is patient-centred, evidence-based and outcome-oriented. The Department of Clinical Nursing science (DCN) of the University Hospital Basel (USB) initiated and implemented programmes of targeted practice development to promote competence in nursing and leadership. With the aim of generating data on nursing and leadership competencies, as well as on the quality of nursing care and the nursing work environment, an evaluation study with a mixed-method design was implemented in 2007. Within the quantitative portion of the study 679 nurses and 27 nurse managers participated. The descriptive results showed that nurses rated their overall level of competence on the Nurse Competence Scale high with a mean score of 75.1 (VAS 0 - 100). The rating of leadership competencies of nurse managers on the Leadership Practice Inventory was in the upper third of the 10-point Likert scale with mean scores of 40 to 50 (6 - 60). In order to permit ongoing monitoring of practice development, follow-up evaluations at regularly scheduled intervals are planned. With the introduction of a reimbursement system on the basis of Diagnosis Related Groups into Swiss health care, effective monitoring of nursing service contextual factors is crucial, now and in the future.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Institut für Pflegewissenschaft
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Ehemalige Einheiten Public Health > Klinische Pflegewissenschaft (Spirig)
UniBasel Contributors:Spirig, Rebecca and Schubert, Maria
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:1012-5302
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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