The clinical leader as supervisor of direct patient care
|Course code module||MM-VPLVR001|
|Study load (hours)||140|
|Instructor(s)||Peter Van Bogaert|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 1st semester|
|Contract restriction information:||faculty decision|
The student possesses the competencies of the bridging programme, more specifically the competencies of the courses Management and Innovation SMI1, SMI2 and SMI3
Mastering competences writing in the course details or passed the bridging programme
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
After this course, students have a thorough knowledge to:
Stimulate the development of clinical leadership and help to administer it in working situations where it is deemed necessary
With the help of the most appropriate models and mechanisms and taking into account the mission of the nurturing institution, they will be able to establish the care co-ordination. They can identify the care co-ordination on macro-, meso and micro level.
With practical assignments the student will prove that he/she is able to prioritise the fields of action and apply the basic principles to the direction of feasible outcomes.
The student will be taught how to thoroughly understand the possibilities of registration systems as wel as its importance for the nursing department. More specifically, he/she will learn to evaluate the design of the electronic patient file.
The caretakers will discover how to commence or undergo change processes which most importantly lead to “quality management”, because these processes ask a lot of knowledge, effort and adaptability.
3. Course content
This course wants to represent the appropriate methodology of Clinical Leadership as elaborated by the Royal Colege of Nursing in the United Kingdom. Scientific research (testing this methodology in the Belgian culture in acute hospitals) is also performed in this framework directed by the Ministry of Public Health, Security of the Food Chain and Environment. The most important concepts are clarified. The feasibility of the project is illustrated by the example of the hospital KLINA which has experience with this procedure of input but also particularly the outcome of “clinical leadership”. The opportunities but also pitfalls are pointed out during the systematic application of this methodology by head nurses.
Also the mechanisms are presented to attune the care processes and actions of different caretakers. The co-ordination of care aims to sharpen the willingness to work together to realise in concrete terms the mission of the institution via the goals that have been set.
Finally the importance, nature and content of the electronic patient file are explained within the framework of the structure of the organisation and the demand for registration of data.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesExercise sessionsSkills training
5. Assessment method
Exam: Multiple choice
6. Compulsory reading – study material
The powerpoint presentations of the lectures will be available via Blackboard. Handouts will be provided at the beginning of each lesson.
7. Recommended reading - study material
Tappen, R., Weiss, S., Whitehead, D. Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management. FA DAVIS - Philadelphia, 2004, ISBN 0-8036-1124-2
Marquis, B., Huston, C. Leadership roles and management functions in nursing.
Theory and application.
Lippincot, 2000, ISBN 0-7817-1923-2
laatste aanpassing: last update: 14/10/2010 12:36 peter.vanbogaert