You are invited to comment, collaborate, and co-create a global NurseManifest research project, to be carried out later this year.
For 2016 I propose we explore the topic of excellence in nursing care, from the perspective of patients and caregivers, using Appreciative Inquiry.
With a blog readership of over 7,500 people, we now have the capacity to carry out the international study envisioned by the NurseManifest Project founders over a decade ago, and make a global impact through our collective action.
Some critical questions we might ask include:
- What is like to be the recipient of excellent nursing care?
- What specifically about your nursing care experience made it excellent?
- How would healthcare be different if every nursing interaction was excellent?
- What would it take to create a healthcare system where excellent nursing care is the norm?
Some opportunities to participate include:
- Host a conversation group with patients and family members who have received care from a single health care organization or network of providers.
- Host a conversation group with patients and family members who have received care related to a specific condition or life event.
- Host a conversation with a community group, with co-workers, or even with your own family.
Some ideas for dissemination:
- Present at national and international conferences in 2017
- Develop a series of manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals
- Turn the findings into a book
- Use the findings to inform a public service campaign about nursing and policies impacting nurses
Please add your ideas in the comments section below this blog entry or write to Olga Jarrín at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1, 2016 – in time to have a shared protocol and IRB approval in place for interviews and focus groups to begin in September, 2016.
For more information about Appreciative Inquiry see the website: Appreciative Inquiry Commons. Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management. April 18, 2016. *Note: This repository of information Includes Appreciative Inquiry resource materials in 22 languages. https://appreciativeinquiry.case.edu