H 09 SPECIAL SESSION: CIRC: Clarity of System

Wednesday, 1 August 2012: 1:30 PM-2:45 PM
Description/Overview: System clarity exists when the daily routines, practices, and protocols are in alignment with both caring and professional practice principles. Nurses prepared as professionals and who accept responsibility for assessing, planning and overseeing, evaluating and adapting patient care would experience the practical support of consistent schedules and assignments. The reduction in system fragmentation would enhance their ability to make a positive impact on patient outcomes. When the whole system is clearly redesigned to support person-centric care, and care of colleagues and self, the prospects for professional practice environments are optimized.
Learner Objective #1: Delineate the role Clarity of Self, Clarity of Role, and Clarity of System relate to job satisfaction.
Learner Objective #2: Describe how two different large systems manage data within a theoretical framework.
Moderators:  Geraldine Murray, MBA, (Hons), BNS, CCUCert, ICUCert, RGN, RPN, Executive Director of Nursing, International Medical Center, Jeddah 21451, Saudi Arabia
Symposium Organizers:  John W. Nelson, RN, MS, Research Administration, Healthcare Environment, Inc, St. Paul, MN
Caring in Context: A 10-Hospital Study to Examine the Relationship of Environment and Caring

Gay Landstrom, MS, RN
Patient Care Services, Trinity Health System, Novi, MI

Use of a Data Repository to Enhance Clarity of Systems and Outcomes: An Exemplar from an Accountable Collaborative Consortium

Cathy I. Schwartz, MS, BS, BSN, RN
Transformation Services, CPM Resource Center/Elsevier, Grand Rapids, MI

Testing a Model of Clarity of Self, Role, and System as Predictors of Job Satisfaction of Nurses in Jamaica

Pauline Anderson-Johnson, MSc, BScN, RGN
School of Nursing, University of the West Indies (UWI), Kingston, Jamaica
John W. Nelson, RN, MS
Research Administration, Healthcare Environment, Inc, St. Paul, MN