Using guidelines to support secondment: a personal experience

Dryden, H. and Rice, A.M. (2008) Using guidelines to support secondment: a personal experience. Journal of Nursing Management, 16(1), pp. 65-71. (doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2934.2007.00794.x)

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<p>Background: Secondment is recognized as a method of staff development and can offer both individuals and organizations structure and flexibility in relation to service development.</p> <p>Aim: This article describes the experience of a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) seconded 3 days a week for 18 months to a Macmillan Education Unit, as an associate lecturer (the host organization). Different types of secondment are discussed, mapping this experience to Partnership Information Network guidelines.</p> <p>Evaluation: A 360° evaluation process involving all key stakeholders was carried out, and highlighted positive aspects.</p> <p>Conclusion: Secondment is recommended as a valuable and safe method of staff development, increasing knowledge and skills, raising motivation and aiding retention, provided guidelines are adhered to and strategies are in place to mitigate risks.</p>

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rice, Prof Ann Marie
Authors: Dryden, H., and Rice, A.M.
Subjects:R Medicine > RT Nursing
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Nursing and Health Care
Journal Name:Journal of Nursing Management
Published Online:16 January 2008

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