Table 3

Common themes in oncology nurses' descriptions of guideline implementation

Core category: Preconditions for successful guideline implementation



Organizational level

Goal congruence

• Resistance to change

• Brand-loyal organization

• Weak collaborative network with researchers

• Lack of disseminators

• Cost-conscious organization

Multidisciplinary level

Equal partnership

• Poor consensus building across multiple disciplines

• Obedience to physicians and senior staff

Individual level

Professional Self-development

• Lack of guideline knowledge, judgment and skills

• Detachment from the guideline

• Workload pressure

Guideline level


• Impractical for routine use

Yagasaki and Komatsu BMC Nursing 2011 10:23   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-10-23

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