Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines

Organization and Policy Recommendations
4.0 Organizations provide opportunities for nurses to take leadership roles in the provision of self-management support.
Level: IV
 
4.1 Organizations integrate self-management support values and principles related to fostering client-centered care and therapeutic relationships in the delivery of care and services, through inclusion in strategic plans and organizational goals.
Level: IV
 
4.2 Decision makers (Chief Executive Officers, Directors, Managers, Stakeholders) within organizations ensure adequate funding is available for self-management support initiatives such as technology to provide education to clients and nurses.
Level: IV 
 
4.3 Nursing best practice guidelines can be successfully implemented where there are adequate planning strategies, resources, organizational and administrative supports and appropriate facilitation of guideline uptake among clinicians. An effective organizational plan for implementation includes:
  • An assessment of organizational readiness and barriers to implementation, taking into account local circumstances.
  • Involvement of all members (whether in a direct or indirect supportive function) who will contribute to the implementation process.
  • Ongoing opportunities for discussion and education to reinforce the importance of best practices.
  • Dedication of a qualified individual to provide the support needed for the education and implementation process.
  • Ongoing opportunities for discussion and education to reinforce the importance of best practices.
  • Opportunities for reflection on personal and organizational experience in implementing guidelines.
    Level: IV