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New STTI book presents proactive approaches to passing on knowledge within health care organizations

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INDIANAPOLIS — While succession planning may be common in the business world, many health care organizations have overlooked this vital element in planning for the future. In the nursing industry, recent research to assess the state of succession planning reveals a significant loss of baby boomer leaders with little preparation or planning to encourage knowledge sharing. Without leadership continuity, health care organizations risk affecting operational cost management, the quality of patient care and regulatory compliance.

The Career Handoff: A Healthcare Leader’s Guide to Knowledge & Wisdom Transfer Across Generations, published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), shares extensive knowledge through guidelines, stories, and lived experiences to help healthcare and nursing professionals effectively share intellectual property with future generations.

Written by Kathy Malloch, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, and Tim Porter-O’Grady, DM, EdD, ScD(h), APRN, FAAN, FACCWS, two leaders in the health care industry with more than 80 years of combined experience, The Career Handoff provides tools that support mentoring between different generations of nurses and the sustainability of expertise between younger and older generations of nursing professionals. This can help facilitate smooth transitions and continued viability of health care organizations.

“Learning and sharing is a lifelong behavior and professional obligation,” Malloch said. “Nursing professionals have incredible wisdom to share, wisdom that is seldom tapped for future generations.”

The book is available at http://www.nursingknowledge.org/sttibooks.

 
The Career Handoff: A Healthcare Leader’s Guide to Knowledge & Wisdom Transfer Across Generations
By Kathy Malloch, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN; Tim Porter O’Grady, DM, EdD, ScD(h), APRN, FAAN, FACCWS
Published by STTI, 2015
ISBN-13: 9781940446509
EPUB ISBN: 9781940446516
PDF ISBN: 9781940446523
MOBI ISBN: 9781940446530
Price: US $39.95
Trade paperback, 272 pages
Trim size: 6 x 9

About the authors
Kathy Malloch, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, is President of KMLS, LLC, Professor of Practice at Arizona State University (ASU) College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Clinical Professor at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, and Clinical Consultant at API Healthcare. An RN for more than 40 years, she is a prolific author and frequent speaker specializing in leadership and is recognized as the designer of an innovative nurse-patient staffing estimation model.

Tim Porter-O’Grady, DM, EdD, ScD(h), APRN, FAAN, FACCWS, is Senior Partner with Tim Porter-O’Grady Associates Inc., Professor of Practice at ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Clinical Professor and Leadership Scholar at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, and Adjunct Professor at Emory University School of Nursing. A 44-year healthcare veteran, he is noted for his work on shared governance models, clinical leadership, conflict, innovation, complex systems, and health futures.

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The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 695 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at www.nursingsociety.org.

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