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Reflecting on leadership development through community based participatory action research

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egalitarianism, action research, nursing education, collaboration, participatory action research, clinical training, interpersonal relations, participation, teaching, policy making

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The need for leadership in nursing is well-documented and Domain Six of the doctoral section of the National Nursing Education Framework of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) is Leadership. While there are likely many paths to achievement of these leadership components, the intent of this paper is to share my journey through iteration of and reflection on my PhD dissertation research focused on a four-cycle community-based participatory action research study (CBPR) related to clinical teaching in Ghana. The focus of CBPR is to engage the researcher and the participant group (community) in collaborative, and egalitarian processes to assess and problem solve an issue in the community. Similarly, leadership promotes collaborative interpersonal relationships among leaders and followers to address issues and institutes change strategies in policies. This paper presents my experiences in building leadership capacity through this scholarly endeavor (PhD thesis) in relation to the CASN guideline.

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Asirifi, M. (2019). Reflecting on leadership development through community-based participatory action research. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 16(1). doi: 10.1515/ijnes-2018-0086


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