Walk the Talk: Promoting Control of Nursing Practice and a Patient-Centered Culture

Kramer, Marlene; Schmalenberg, Claudia; Maguire, Patricia; Brewer, Barbara B.; Burke, Rebecca; Chmielewski, Linda; Cox, Karen; Kishner, Janice; Krugman, Mary; Meeks-Sjostrom, Diana; Waldo, Mary
June 2009
Critical Care Nurse;Jun2009, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p77
Academic Journal
The article presents the results of research that pertains to the control of nursing practice and a patient-centered culture. The authors clarify the "walk the talk" metaphor as it applies to nursing practice. Structures that enable control of nursing practice, including shared governance and career ladder programs, are discussed. Best practices that promote control of nursing practice are also examined, including providing access to power and promoting widespread participation.


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