From conceptual and programmatic underpinnings to lived experiences of faculty, students, nurse executives, and bedside nurses. Transforming Nursing Through Knowledge leaves no stone unturned, allowing readers to gain a full understanding of a nurse’s role in developing, using, and evaluating the impact of knowledge tools in healthcare. Authors Doris Grinspun and Irmajean Bajnok designed this text to be a practical, go-to book for healthcare organizations, nurse executives, and professionals learning to create world-class evidence-based cultures-how to get started, move forward, and achieve results. This book will help you:
- Understand the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) Program and its galvanizing power as a global movement that builds collective identity
- Discover the latest in guideline development, implementation science, and evaluation at scale
- Tackle healthy work environment challenges using BPGs to influence outcomes for health professionals, patients, organizations, and health systems
- Use implementation science and social movement strategies to successfully implement BPGs in academic and service settings
- Recognize that transferring and sustaining evidence uptake require active and multilevel interventions
- Learn to integrate technology, including nursing order sets, to support evidence-based clinical decision making
- Propel large-scale organizational and health system change using diffusion theory and social movement thinking
- Be inspired by nursing associations taking political leadership to secure the highest-quality health system for the public
Transforming Nursing Through Knowledge enables readers to learn from the evolution of a successful large-scale global program focused on advancing evidence to practice, evidence to work environments, and evidence to policy to bring about deep organizational and health system change.
About the Authors
Doris Grinspun, PhD, MSN, BScN, RN, LLD(hon), Dr(hc), O.ONT, is the CEO of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). Grinspun is the founder and visionary of RNAO’s internationally renowned Best Practice Guidelines Program and a leading figure in health and nursing policy. Recognized with numerous awards and investitures for her lifelong work as a bold and compelling leader, expertise in evidence-based practice, and powerful voice for social justice and universal access, Grinspun is also an Adjunct Professor at various universities.
Irmajean Bajnok, PhD, MScN, BScN, RN, is the former Director of RNAO’s International Affairs and Best Practice Guidelines (IABPG) Centre. In this capacity, she led the development, dissemination, implementation support activities, and evaluation of the RNAO Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) Program in clinical and healthy work environment areas. Bajnok is recognized as a leader in implementation science and has developed effective programs supporting knowledge translation locally, nationally, and globally. She is an Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa.