Creating a culture that promotes translation

Joyce P. Williams, Sharon Dudley-Brown

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This chapter presents a body of knowledge about leadership that applies to the work of translation. The focus here is on the strategies and practices used by leaders whose teams engage in translation to achieve the Quadruple Aim, attain professional success, ensure practice excellence, and abandon the “burning platform” of healthcare. The chapter provides the reader with an understanding of broadly adopted leadership theories that can be used to support translation and offers a set of evidence-based practices adopted by effective nurse leaders engaged in translation and innovation. It focuses on understanding the evidence available to inform leadership and support its critical role in translation. The chapter presents the most effective theories used to guide leadership and the practices used by leaders to produce positive outcomes. Four such practices are supported by evidence and included as criteria for Magnet Recognition: Transformational leadership; structural empowerment; exemplary professional practice; and knowledge generation, innovation, and improvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTranslation of Evidence into Nursing and Health Care, Third Edition
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780826147370
ISBN (Print)9780826147363
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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