Processes influencing the development of graduate nurse capabilities in Clinical Risk Management: An Australian study

Johnstone, M and Kanitsaki, O 2006, 'Processes influencing the development of graduate nurse capabilities in Clinical Risk Management: An Australian study', Quality Management in Health Care, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 268-278.


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Title Processes influencing the development of graduate nurse capabilities in Clinical Risk Management: An Australian study
Author(s) Johnstone, M
Kanitsaki, O
Year 2006
Journal name Quality Management in Health Care
Volume number 15
Issue number 4
Start page 268
End page 278
Total pages 11
Publisher Lipincott Williams and Wilkins
Abstract OBJECTIVES - To explore and describe key processes influencing the development of graduate nurse capabilities in clinical risk management (CRM). METHODS - This study was undertaken using an exploratory descriptive case study method. Four sample units of analysis were used, notably: 2 cohorts of graduate nurses (n = 11) undertaking a 12-month graduate nurse transition program; key stakeholders (n = 34), that is, nurse unit managers, clinical teachers, preceptors, a quality manager, a librarian, and senior nurse administratiors employed by the participating health service; patient outcome data; and pertinent literature. RESULTS - Data strongly suggested that graduate nurse capabilities in CRM were most influenced not by their supposed lack of clinical knowledge and skills but by their lack of corporate knowledge. The failure to provide new graduate nurses with pertinent information on CRM at the beginning of their employment and thereafter at pertinent intervals during the graduate nurse year program aslo hindered the development of their capabilities to manage clinical risk. CONCLUSIONS - Management and educational processes pertinent to informing and involving new graduate nurses in a hospital's local CRM program (including information about the organization's local policies and procedures) need to be implemented systematically at the very beginning of a new graduate's employment and thereafter throughout the remainder of the graduate nurse year.
Subject Nursing not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Clinical risk management
graduate nurses
patient safety
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