The content of the nurses in the lead programme for empowering community nurse leadership in implementing evidence

R. Vogel*, G. Bours, P. Erkens, S. Metzelthin, S. Zwakhalen, E. van Rossum

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Abstract

PurposeThis study aims to provide a detailed description of the nurses in the lead (NitL) programme for empowering community nurse leadership in implementing evidence.Design/methodology/approachThe NitL programme is described using the template for intervention description and replication-checklist.FindingsThe NitL programme consists of two components. The first component is a systematic approach with implementation steps and tools to empower community nurses in implementing evidence targeted at encouraging functional activities of older adults offered via a Web-based eLearning programme. The second component is training to empower community nurses in enabling team members to change their practice, which focussed on motivational interviewing, influencing behaviour, dealing with resistance to change and coaching delivered as a combination of group training in practice and background theory via a web-based eLearning programme.Research limitations/implicationsFurther research is needed to evaluate the feasibility and effects of the NitL programme.Practical implicationsThe NitL programme has been developed in cooperation with community nurses to meet their needs in practice and has the potential to develop leadership for the core tasks of community nurses.Originality/valueThe NitL programme has been developed to empower the leadership of community nurses in implementing evidence targeted at encouraging functional activities of older adults. The leadership role of community nurses is key for delivering high-quality care and implementing evidence within the community care setting for encouraging functional activities of older adults to preserve their independence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-83
Number of pages15
JournalLeadership in Health Services
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2021

Keywords

  • Leadership
  • Implementation science
  • Evidence
  • Community health nurses
  • Functional activities

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