Improving collaboration between clinicial nurses, nurse managers

The American Nurses Association and the American Organization of Nurse Executives have jointly released "Principles of Collaborative Relationships Between Clinical Nurses and Nurse Managers," a resource for nurses to prioritize and sustain better collaboration in their work settings. ANA and AONE developed the principles through a real-world example of an effective collaborative relationship. Each selected three nurse managers and three clinical nurses to ensure a balanced perspective. They worked together to determine the principles of effective working relationships and then developed guidelines for each. Visit

Kaiser–IHI fellowships to arm safety net leaders for new era

The Kaiser Permanente Safety Net Fellowship at IHI has been established to help equip safety net leaders with the necessary tools and capabilities to meet the challenges of health care reform. Fellows will spend one year on-site at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, participating in special projects, receiving personalized guidance from a mentor and executing an individualized learning and work plan. Applications for the fellowship year that begins on July 1, 2013, are due Oct. 15. Candidates must be from a safety net organization in the United States. Visit

Course 'immerses' physicians, nurses in palliative care issues

The Palliative Care Immersion Course will be held two more times in 2012, June 25-29 and Oct. 22-26. The course, which takes place in Asheville, N.C., is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and clinical nurse specialists. It will develop participants' palliative care competencies in complex case management, pain and symptom interventions, ethics, goal setting and communication skills. Financial and business aspects of palliative care, including effective billing and coding, caseload and setting issues, and quality data tracking will be covered. Visit