Canadian Tri-Specialty Nurses in wound, ostomy and continence care, Enterostomal Therapists, were often being de-valued in their role and in some cases were being replaced by lesser skilled healthcare professionals who cost organizations less. In June, 2015, the CAET launched a Leadership program to support Enterostomal Therapists in making their leadership visible. This one year, eight hours per week program was aligned with the “Leads in a Caring Environment” leadership framework to support the development of specialized nurse leaders within the healthcare system. A unique learning experience was developed and implemented through a :
A formal evaluation process will be conducted in July, 2016 after the completion of the first program. Based on informal feedback, we know that Enterostomal Therapy Nurses gained by broadening their perspectives in self-awareness and leadership styles and gained highly practical skills in areas such as project planning, giving constructive feedback, negotiation, coaching and dealing with conflict. This will give them the confidence to step up and speak out to be visible leaders. Their organizations will gain by improved organizational performance and results through stronger team leadership. Patients and families will gain by having contact with a nurse leader who identifies positions and integrates patient and family needs to achieve best care.
Identify a method of developing the personal dimensions of an authentic leadership voice, as well as the organizational dimensions of leading change and shaping a performance-oriented culture
Describe the development of a new leadership program for nurses specialized in wound, ostomy & continence care based on the 'Leads in a Caring Environment' Leadership Framework
The participant will be able: Recognize the challenges and successes of launching this new CAET Leadership Program
Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy ( CAET)
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