Affiliation: Western Michigan University
- Communication. Improving RNs' organizational and professional identification in managed care hospitalsJulie Apker
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich, USA
J Nurs Adm 32:106-14. 2002..Communication principles and strategies are presented to nurse leaders for use in fostering a stronger organizational affiliation among staff nurses while maintaining a strong identification with the nursing profession...
- Collaboration, credibility, compassion, and coordination: professional nurse communication skill sets in health care team interactionsJulie Apker
School of Communication, Western Michigan University, 1903 W Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA
J Prof Nurs 22:180-9. 2006..Specific interaction techniques that nurses could use in nurse-team communication are then offered for use in baccalaureate curriculum and organizational in-service education...
- Communicating in the "gray zone": perceptions about emergency physician hospitalist handoffs and patient safetyJulie Apker
School of Communication, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Acad Emerg Med 14:884-94. 2007..To identify the perceptions of emergency physicians (EPs) and hospitalists regarding interservice handoff communication as patients are transferred from the emergency department to the inpatient setting...
- Investigating the effect of nurse-team communication on nurse turnover: relationships among communication processes, identification, and intent to leaveJulie Apker
School of Communication, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008 5318, USA
Health Commun 24:106-14. 2009..Pragmatic suggestions are offered to improve nurse identification and reduce turnover...
- Exploring emergency physician-hospitalist handoff interactions: development of the Handoff Communication AssessmentJulie Apker
School of Communication, Western Michigan University, 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008 5318, USA
Ann Emerg Med 55:161-70. 2010..We develop and evaluate the Handoff Communication Assessment, using actual handoffs of patient transfers from emergency department to inpatient care...
- Meeting the complex needs of the health care team: identification of nurse-team communication practices perceived to enhance patient outcomesKathleen M Propp
Western Michigan University School ofCommunication, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008 5318, USA
Qual Health Res 20:15-28. 2010..Moreover, the findings reveal 15 specific nurse-team communication practices that comprise these processes, and thereby are theorized to improve patient outcomes...
- Communicating professional identity in medical socialization: considering the ideological discourse of morning reportJulie Apker
Communication Department, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5318, USA
Qual Health Res 14:411-29. 2004..The authors draw conclusions regarding identity formation and the socialization practices of medical education...
- Predicting nurses' organizational and professional identification: the effect of nursing roles, professional autonomy, and supportive communicationJulie Apker
Department of Communication, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Nurs Econ 21:226-32, 207. 2003..Communication strategies intended to help executives retain qualified nursing staff are presented...
- On the front lines of managed care: professional changes and communicative dilemmas of hospital nursesKatherine I Miller
Department of Speech Communication, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas, USA
Nurs Outlook 50:154-9. 2002..Findings illustrate the utility of a communication perspective in understanding changes in nursing at individual, organizational, and system levels...