The Ambassador Project: Evaluating a Five-Year Nationwide Leadership Program to Bridge the gap Between Policy and District Nursing Practice

Auteurs Inge Wolbers , Pieterbas Lalleman , Lisette Schoonhoven , Nienke Bleijenberg
Gepubliceerd in Policy, Politics and Nursing Practice
Publicatiedatum 2021
Lectoraat Proactieve zorg voor thuiswonende ouderen
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Samenvatting

District nurses have a crucial position in healthcare provision and are expected to use leadership practices to ensure optimal quality patient care. To better equip them, a leadership program named the ambassador project was developed to support the development of a liaison role between policy and district nursing practice. This research aims to evaluate from different perspectives the impact of this nationwide, five-year leadership program for district nurses at the organizational, regional, and societal levels. A mixed-methods study was conducted using two focus groups based on peer-to-peer shadowing (n =14), semistructured interviews (n =13), and an online questionnaire (n =45). The analysis shows that the impact of a nationwide leadership program for district nurses was perceived as predominantly positive, and nurses experienced an increase in courage, assertiveness, professional pride, and leadership skills. They obtained confidence in representing the group of district nurses at the organizational, regional, and societal levels when speaking with various key stakeholders from the healthcare system. They were able to bridge the gaps among daily practice, policymaking, and politics by using translations and shaping actions and information into terms suiting the needs of those involved.

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    Inge Wolbers
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Taal Engels
Gepubliceerd in Policy, Politics and Nursing Practice
Jaar en volume 22 4
Trefwoorden Community Care, district nurses, evaluation, health policy, leadership program, leadership development
Paginabereik 259-270

Inge Wolbers

Inge Wolbers | onderzoeker | lectoraat Chronisch Zieken

Inge Wolbers

  • Promovendus
  • Lectoraat: Proactieve zorg voor thuiswonende ouderen