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A Nurse’s Guide to Intergenerational Diver​sity
by Barb Fry and the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions

Crucial Conversations: Tools for talking when stakes are high
by Patterson, Grenny, Mcmillan and Switzler

Difficult Conversations
by Stone, Patton and Heen

Fierce Conversations
by Susan Scott

Old but not out: The aging nurse in today’s workplace
by Laura Stowkowski

From Textbooks to Texting: Addressing issues of intergenerational diversity in the nursing workplace
by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions

Taking Steps Forward: Retaining and Valuing Experienced Nurses
by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions


Carver L. & Candela L. (2008). Attaining Organizational Commitment Across Different Generations Of Nurses. Journal of Nursing Management, 16, 984–991.

Cowin, L., Duchscher, J.E.B. (2004). Multigenerational Nurses in the Workplace. Journal of Nursing Administration, 34 (11), 1-9.

Duchscher, J.E.B. (2001). Out in the Real World. Journal of Nursing Administration, 31(9), 426-439.

Kramer, L. (2010). Generational Diversity. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 29 (3), 125-128.

Kupperschmidt, B., (May 31, 2006). Addressing Multigenerational Conflict: Mutual Respect and Carefronting as Strategy. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. Vol. 11 No. 2, Manuscript 3.

Walker, K. (2007). Fast track for fast times: Catching and keeping generation Y in the nursing workforce. Contemporary Nurse, 24(2), 147-158.

Wilson, B., Squires, M., Widger, K., Cranley, L., & Tourangeau, A. (2008). Job satisfaction among a multigenerational nursing workforce. Journal of Nursing Management, 16, 716–723.

Lavoie-Tremblay, M., Paquet, M., Duchesne, M.A., Santo, A., Gavrancic, A., Courcy, F. & Gagnon, S. (2010). Retaining Nurses and Other Hospital Workers: An Intergenerational Perspective of the Work Climate, Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 42(4), 414–422


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