Lessons from Nursing Leaders on Implementing TCAB

Parkerton, Patricia H. MPH, PhD; Needleman, Jack PhD; Pearson, Marjorie L. PhD, MSHS; Upenieks, Valda V. PhD, RN; Soban, Lynn M. PhD, RN; Yee, Tracy MPH

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: November 2009 - Volume 109 - Issue 11 - pp 71-76
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000362030.08494.22
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Feedback from chief nursing officers and unit managers.

Feedback from chief nursing officers and unit managers.

Patricia H. Parkerton is an associate professor, Jack Needleman is a professor, and Tracy Yee is a doctoral student at the University of California–Los Angeles School of Public Health. Marjorie L. Pearson is a social scientist at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, CA. Valda V. Upenieks is a resource team director for the Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, and was an assistant professor at the University of California–Los Angeles School of Nursing at the time of the research reported in this article. Lynn M. Soban is a Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Career Development awardee at the Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior.

Contact author: Patricia H. Parkerton, parkert@ucla.edu. Funding for this work was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The authors acknowledge all the medical–surgical nurses, unit managers, and CNOs who participated in the TCAB initiative and generously provided information and insights for this evaluation. We also acknowledge the critical contribution of our project managers, Andrea Bakas, MPH, RN, and Melissa Parkerton, MA, and research assistant, Annette Diaz-Santana.

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