Dennis Doherty

Dennis Doherty
Boston Children's Hospital · Clinical Education Informatics Practice & Quality

PhD RN NPD-BC

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Introduction
Interested in Nursing Professional Development, Healthy Work Environments, and developing nurse leaders.

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Publications (11)
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Objective: To provide an organization-wide, systematic approach to creating and sustaining healthy work environments (HWEs) through frontline interprofessional staff education and coaching engagement. Background: HWE has been an overarching concept in the organization's nursing professional practice model since 2014; however, few practice settin...
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The novice charge nurse role transition is not well understood. This article reports on a qualitative descriptive study of the novice charge nurse role transition. Rubin and Rubin's responsive interviewing was used. Fourteen novice charge nurses participated in Zoom interviews. Thematic analysis revealed three phases: taxiing to the runway, takeoff...
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Patients with autism spectrum disorder present with an extensive range of communication and social skills that require healthcare workers to have a comprehensive understanding of best practices for providing holistic care. This article presents the planning, curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation of a professional development progra...
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Background Nurses' use of evidence-based practice (EBP) improves patient outcomes through provision of optimal patient care. Aim The Evidence-Based Practice Mentorship Program (EBPMP) is a self-directed, year-long immersion program implemented for staff nurses to experience the EBP process with close mentor support. The aim of this program is to b...
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Aim: The aim of this article is to present a theoretical synthesis of the theory of authentic leadership and the theory of structural empowerment. The new middle-range theory, Theory of Authentic Leadership Empowerment (TALE), is meant to be used as a guide for the professional development of nurses into leadership roles. Background: The Institu...
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Successful succession planning necessitates use of innovative strategies to encourage and support knowledge recovery and transfer. This quality improvement project evaluated the impact of a critical reflective inquiry workshop on experienced nurses' insights into practice. Nurses assessed written clinical narratives using the Critical Reflective In...
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Background: Health care work environments affect patient outcomes, staff satisfaction and retention, and organizational financial viability. The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Healthy Work Environment Assessment Tool (HWEAT) is a resource for patient care units and organizations to assess the work environment and track progres...
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Background: The Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit (MSICU), a pediatric critical-care unit, participated in a project to appraise the current state of the unit's work environment. At the time of this project, the MSICU nursing staff faced multiple challenges including reduced staffing, high patient acuity, and emotionally challenging cases. Metho...

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