The Call for Abstracts is open! Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
Creating Healthy Work Environments | JW Marriott Indianapolis ● Indiana, USA ● 12 -14 April 2013
Submission deadline: 14 November 2012
Submit an abstract: http://www.nursingsociety.org/STTIEvents/CHWE/Pages/CHWE_CallForAbstracts.aspx
Abstracts are invited that demonstrate a direct link to the theme Creating Healthy Work Environments and to the overall objectives of the program. Oral and poster presentations will serve as a networking arena to bring together students, academicians, clinicians, and volunteers to address the creating and sustaining a healthy work environment. Based on the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Standards for Establishing and Sustaining Health Work Environments, STTI asks that abstracts are submitted that reference the six essential standards of a healthy work environment. Please review the Guidelines for Electronic Abstract Submission before submitting an abstract. All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by a blind peer-review process. Please read the Presenter Acceptance Policy regarding presenter expectations before submitting an abstract.
Topics for Submission — Abstracts are encouraged from clinical and academic settings for parallel tracks focused on the following categories:
- Skilled Communication – Creating a culture of safety and excellence requires nurses and organizations to prioritize not only interprofessional communication skills within and across disciplines but also expertise in one-on-one professional development. Both are equally important in academic and clinical settings. (keywords: mentoring, precepting, networking, intercultural communication)
- True Collaboration – True collaboration respects the unique knowledge and abilities of each professional which leads to safe, quality care. (keywords: incivility, bullying, interdisciplinary collaboration, intradisciplinary collaboration, workplace violence, conflict management, conflict resolution).
- Effective Decision Making – Nurses must be valued and committed partners in directing and evaluating clinical care and in leading managerial operations. In day-to-day management, appropriate use of technology – including data management, social media and research – contributes significantly to effective decision-making. (keywords: technology, quality improvement, policy, social media).
- Appropriate Staffing – Skilled managers know creating an effective match between patient needs and nurse competencies is vital. These managers utilize operational and supervisory skills that help the nurse succeed. (keywords: management, operational, supervisory).
- Academic Workloads – Administrators and faculty know creating an effective match between student needs and faculty expertise is essential. In addition, balancing workloads to allow time for teaching, scholarship and service is important for faculty success. (keywords: education, faculty).
- Meaningful Recognition – Nurses must be recognized for the value each contributes to the organization. Additionally, professionals know achievements and credentials can direct nurses to leadership opportunities, career advancement and other forms of acknowledgment for outstanding performance. (keywords: career development, achievements, certification, retention, recognition).
- Authentic Leadership – Nurse leaders must fully embrace the imperative of a healthy work environment, authentically live it and engage others in its achievement. Through organizational and strategic leadership, they must demonstrate creativity, possess strategic vision and inspire others to create and maintain a healthy work environment. (keywords: moral leadership, courage in nursing).
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