93005 Leading Change in Health Services and Practice
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Credit points: 6 cp
Result type: Pass fail, no marks
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This subject examines the development of health services through an exploration of innovative and collaborative research into leadership, policy and international practice. A series of presentations by (or interviews with) visiting fellows from a range of disciplines, health settings and locations throughout Australia and internationally are established to showcase research excellence in leading change in health services and practices.
Subject learning objectives (SLOs)
|A.||A developing understanding of theories, methodologies and debates related to leadership in health services|
|B.||An ability to critically assess types / styles of leadership and their effectiveness as applied to their area of inquiry|
|C.||Reflexivity in relation to their leadership to effect practice change|
|D.||Knowledge of the theories, methodologies and contemporary debates for the understanding and researching of professional practice|
|E.||Comprehension of the theoretical constructs and models of practice change and improvement in different environments|
|F.||Analyses of actual or potential challenges to effective implementation of practice change|
|G.||A capacity to communicate effectively in their community of inquiry and to a wider audience via publication and conference presentations|
Contribution to the development of graduate attributes
Outcomes for this subject relate to the following course learning outcomes:
1. Assess the practice environment in health settings to ascertain receptiveness and resistance to change
2. Design, implement and evaluate strategies for effecting improvement in practice, the workplace and health settings
3. Critique the personal and professional attributes of leadership congruent with transforming work-place environments
4. Engage in critical dialogue relating to health services and practice locally and globally through a program of draft publication, seminar and work groups
Assessment task 1: Assessment 1
|Length:||maximum 2000 words|
Introduce the theory; explain the theory components; comment on where is has been used before;
Comment on the potential use of this theory in relation to your dissertation;
Structure and flow of paper; and,
Description and synthesis of relevant literature
Assessment task 2: Assessment 2
|Length:||according to journal|
The article should be of a draft standard with the potential for future submission to a relevant journal.
Appropriate selected Journal heading and guidelines
Structure and flow of paper
This subject has no essential texts. Students are expected to engage with a range of research texts and journal articles concerned with Leadership, change management and practice development.
Daly, J., Speedy, S., & Jackson, D. 2004. Nursing Leadership. Sydney: Elsevier
Freshwater, D., Taylor, B., & Sherwood, G. 2008. International textbook of reflective practice in nursing. London: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Garbett R and McCormack B. 2001. The experience of practice development: and exploratory telephone interview study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 30(1), 100 -108.
Garbett R; McCormack B 2002 A concept analysis of practice development NT Research 7(2) 87-99
Graham I 1996 A conceptual framework and its use in the definition of nursing development within a number
Johnson, A., Patton, K. 2007. Health promotion and health services: management for change. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press. International Practice Development in Nursing and Healthcare. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Kitson, A., Rycroft-Malone, J., Harvey, G., McCormack, B., Seers, K., Titchen, A., 2008 Evaluating the successful implementation of evidence into practice using the PARIHS framework: theoretical and practical challenges. Implementation Science 3 (1).
McCormack, B., Manley, K. & Garbett, R. 2004. Practice Development in nursing. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Rogers E. 2003. diffusion of innovations (5th Ed) New York: Free Press. Researching your professional practice; doing interpretive research. Buckingham, Philadelphia, Pa.: Open University.
Reason, P. & Bradbury, H (Eds). 2008. The Sage handbook of action research: participative inquiry and practice. Los Angeles: Sage Publications Inc.
Yukl, G. 2006. Leadership in organizations (6th ed). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education. Leadership in organizations (6th ed). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education.
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