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Title: Clinical leadership and nursing explored: A literature search
Contributor(s): Stanley, David  (author)orcid ; Stanley, Karen  (author)
Publication Date: 2018
DOI: 10.1111/jocn.14145
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/23197
Abstract: Aims and objectives To explore what we know of the concept of clinical leadership and what the term means. Clues to the definition of clinical leadership, the attributes of effective and less effective clinical leaders, models of clinical leadership and the barriers that hinder clinical leadership development were explored. Background While nursing leadership and healthcare leadership are terms that have been evident in nursing and health industry literature for many decades, clinical leadership is a relatively new term and is may still be misunderstood. Design A search was undertaken of formal and informal literature using a library database and a range of search engines for the words "clinical leadership" and "clinical leadership in nursing." In each case, the full search parameters were employed with searches between 1974-2016. Full-text articles were requested, and English was the preferred language. Results In total, 3,259 publications were located through seven database search tools, although these included a large number of duplications. Following further informal searches and removing irrelevant material, 27 research or literature review focused papers were retained that included 17 qualitative studies, one quantitative study, one mixed method study, one Delphi study and two that compared other research studies. As well, five literature reviews were retained in the synthesis. The data synthesis resulted five categories: definitions of clinical leadership, characteristics most likely or least associated with clinical leadership, models applied to clinical leadership and limits to clinical leadership development. Conclusion Clinical leaders are recognised for having their values and beliefs parallel their actions and interventions. They are found across the spectrum of health organisations, often at the highest level for clinical interaction, but not commonly at the highest management level in a ward or unit team and they are seen in all clinical environments. Relevance to clinical practice Clinical Leadership and an understanding on how clinical leaders contribute to the health service is central to the application of values-based practice and how clinical leaders impact on innovation, change and making care better.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27(9-10), p. 1730-1743
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1365-2702
0962-1067
Field of Research (FOR): 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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