Ruth Anderson

Summary

Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Job satisfaction of nursing home administrators and turnover
    Nicholas G Castle
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 64:191-211. 2007
  2. pmc Tool for evaluating research implementation challenges: a sense-making protocol for addressing implementation challenges in complex research settings
    Kelly M Simpson
    Durham Veteran Affairs Medical Center, GRECC, 508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Implement Sci 8:2. 2013
  3. pmc CONNECT for quality: protocol of a cluster randomized controlled trial to improve fall prevention in nursing homes
    Ruth A Anderson
    School of Nursing, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Implement Sci 7:11. 2012
  4. pmc Making sense of health information technology implementation: A qualitative study protocol
    Rebecca R Kitzmiller
    School of Nursing, Duke University, 307 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27502, USA
    Implement Sci 5:95. 2010
  5. pmc Nursing homes as complex adaptive systems: relationship between management practice and resident outcomes
    Ruth A Anderson
    Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Nurs Res 52:12-21. 2003
  6. pmc The power of relationship for high-quality long-term care
    Ruth A Anderson
    Duke University School of Nursing, Box DUMC 3322, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 20:103-6. 2005
  7. pmc Complexity science and the dynamics of climate and communication: reducing nursing home turnover
    Ruth A Anderson
    Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Gerontologist 44:378-88. 2004
  8. pmc Regulation and mindful resident care in nursing homes
    CATHLEEN S COLON-EMERIC
    Duke University Medical Center and the Durham VA GRECC, Durham, NC, USA
    Qual Health Res 20:1283-94. 2010
  9. pmc Patterns of medical and nursing staff communication in nursing homes: implications and insights from complexity science
    CATHLEEN S COLON-EMERIC
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Qual Health Res 16:173-88. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Cascade iatrogenesis: factors leading to the development of adverse events in hospitalized older adults
    Deirdre K Thornlow
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University School of Nursing, 307 Trent Dr, Durham, NC 27710, United States
    Int J Nurs Stud 46:1528-35. 2009

Research Grants

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Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint Job satisfaction of nursing home administrators and turnover
    Nicholas G Castle
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 64:191-211. 2007
    ..In general, the authors found a stronger association with job satisfaction and actual turnover than with intent to turnover...
  2. pmc Tool for evaluating research implementation challenges: a sense-making protocol for addressing implementation challenges in complex research settings
    Kelly M Simpson
    Durham Veteran Affairs Medical Center, GRECC, 508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Implement Sci 8:2. 2013
    ..This article describes a Tool for Evaluating Research Implementation Challenges (TECH), developed using a complexity science framework to assist research teams in assessing and managing these challenges...
  3. pmc CONNECT for quality: protocol of a cluster randomized controlled trial to improve fall prevention in nursing homes
    Ruth A Anderson
    School of Nursing, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Implement Sci 7:11. 2012
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  4. pmc Making sense of health information technology implementation: A qualitative study protocol
    Rebecca R Kitzmiller
    School of Nursing, Duke University, 307 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27502, USA
    Implement Sci 5:95. 2010
    ..Project teamwork is a change strategy increasingly used by hospitals that facilitates sensemaking by providing a formal mechanism for team members to share ideas, construct the meaning of events, and take next actions...
  5. pmc Nursing homes as complex adaptive systems: relationship between management practice and resident outcomes
    Ruth A Anderson
    Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Nurs Res 52:12-21. 2003
    ..Despite numerous clinical and regulatory efforts, problems of poor quality of care in nursing homes continue, suggesting a need for effective management practices...
  6. pmc The power of relationship for high-quality long-term care
    Ruth A Anderson
    Duke University School of Nursing, Box DUMC 3322, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 20:103-6. 2005
  7. pmc Complexity science and the dynamics of climate and communication: reducing nursing home turnover
    Ruth A Anderson
    Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Gerontologist 44:378-88. 2004
    ..Using complexity theory, we tested the effect of administrative climate, communication patterns, and the interaction between the two on turnover, controlling for facility context...
  8. pmc Regulation and mindful resident care in nursing homes
    CATHLEEN S COLON-EMERIC
    Duke University Medical Center and the Durham VA GRECC, Durham, NC, USA
    Qual Health Res 20:1283-94. 2010
    ..When managers emphasized the punitive aspects of regulation we observed a decrease in mindful practices in all facilities...
  9. pmc Patterns of medical and nursing staff communication in nursing homes: implications and insights from complexity science
    CATHLEEN S COLON-EMERIC
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Qual Health Res 16:173-88. 2006
    ..The patterns of communication between care providers in nursing facilities have an important impact on their ability to provide quality, innovative care...
  10. doi request reprint Cascade iatrogenesis: factors leading to the development of adverse events in hospitalized older adults
    Deirdre K Thornlow
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University School of Nursing, 307 Trent Dr, Durham, NC 27710, United States
    Int J Nurs Stud 46:1528-35. 2009
    ..We believe that this model will help guide research in this area and enable clinicians to identify systemic failures and develop targeted interventions to prevent their occurrence...
  11. pmc Connection, regulation, and care plan innovation: a case study of four nursing homes
    CATHLEEN S COLON-EMERIC
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, and the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 31:337-46. 2006
    ..Interventions which improve staff connectedness may improve resident outcomes...
  12. pmc Use of a handheld computer observational tool to improve communication for care planning and psychosocial well-being
    Kirsten Corazzini
    Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Nurses Staff Dev 25:E1-7. 2009
    ..Findings suggest that staff development nurses who aim to improve UAP reporting without simultaneously targeting licensed nursing staff behaviors may worsen nursing staff relationships...
  13. pmc Barriers to and facilitators of clinical practice guideline use in nursing homes
    CATHLEEN S COLON-EMERIC
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1404-9. 2007
    ..To identify barriers to and facilitators of the diffusion of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) and clinical protocols in nursing homes (NHs)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Complexity theory: a long-term care specialty practice exemplar for the education of advanced practice nurses
    Eleanor S McConnell
    Education and Clinical Center, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, NC, USA
    J Nurs Educ 43:84-7. 2004
    ..Complexity theory guides a discussion of how curriculum design and research-based practices can be implemented to enhance both student and facility outcomes...
  15. pmc Case study research: the view from complexity science
    Ruth A Anderson
    Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    Qual Health Res 15:669-85. 2005
    ..They offer complexity theory, partnered with case study method, as a place to begin the daunting task of studying a system as an integrated whole...
  16. pmc Exit interview-consultation for research validation and dissemination
    Queen Utley-Smith
    Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC, USA
    West J Nurs Res 28:955-73. 2006
    ..Benefits from research participation are often indirect; this study's results suggest that exit interview-consultation can provide direct and immediate benefits to organizations and individuals...
  17. pmc Nurse assistant mental models, sensemaking, care actions, and consequences for nursing home residents
    Ruth A Anderson
    Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Qual Health Res 15:1006-21. 2005
    ..Study results highlight a critical need for registered nurses (RNs) to be involved in frontline care...
  18. ncbi request reprint Effect of hospital conversion on organizational decision making and service coordination
    Ruth A Anderson
    School of Nursing, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 28:141-54. 2003
    ..As predicted from complexity theory, MDs and RNs had greater levels of participation and influence over final decision choices in converted hospitals than in nonconverted hospitals...
  19. pmc MDS coordinator relationships and nursing home care processes
    Mary L Piven
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, USA
    West J Nurs Res 28:294-309. 2006
    ..This study revealed that MDS coordinators are an important new source of capacity for the nursing home industry to improve quality of care...
  20. ncbi request reprint Administrative characteristics of comprehensive prenatal case management programs
    L Michele Issel
    University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Public Health Nurs 20:349-60. 2003
    ..Future studies of comprehensive prenatal case management should focus on cross-level questions...

Research Grants6

  1. OUTCOMES OF NURSING MANAGEMENT PRACTICE IN NURSING HOMES
    Ruth Anderson; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Methods will include network analysis, observation, interviews, and analysis of documents and records. Insights gained will provide knowledge for a new generation of interventions to improve NH care. ..