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Evaluation of a support and challenge framework for nursing managers in correctional and forensic health

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Aim This study evaluated a framework for nursing managers which entailed

    supporting and challenging participants to critically analyse the effectiveness of

    their workplace behaviours in facilitated discussion groups using context-laden

    real-life scenarios.

    Background Leadership development in nursing managers has been shown to

    reduce burnout and promote workplace satisfaction.

    Method Ninety per cent of nursing managers (n = 63) employed in the

    organisation participated in the study. Data relating to burnout, workplace

    satisfaction and leadership practices were collected prior to and after

    participation in the support and challenge framework. Qualitative feedback was

    sought through a survey administered at follow-up.

    Result Nursing Unit Managers were significantly less satisfied in their intrinsic

    domain of workplace satisfaction at follow-up. Qualitative feedback indicated

    that participants experienced benefits related to networking, personal

    development and role development.

    Conclusion The experience of critiquing and challenging leadership when shared

    with peers who practice in a similar context was qualitatively reported as

    beneficial and valuable, in spite of a decrease in workplace satisfaction.

    Implications for nursing management Nursing manager’s leadership development

    is a continuous process. Supporting and challenging nursing managers is likely to

    generate uncertainty related to self and role. The sharing and testing of this

    uncertainty with peers is welcomed and warrants further exploration.

UOW Authors


  •   Newman, Claire (external author)
  •   Clark, Gary (external author)
  •   Patterson, Karen D.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Newman, C., Patterson, K. & Clark, G. (2013). Evaluation of a support and challenge framework for nursing managers in correctional and forensic health. Journal of Nursing Management, 23 (1), 118-127.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84920673136

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1706

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 118

End Page


  • 127

Volume


  • 23

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • Aim This study evaluated a framework for nursing managers which entailed

    supporting and challenging participants to critically analyse the effectiveness of

    their workplace behaviours in facilitated discussion groups using context-laden

    real-life scenarios.

    Background Leadership development in nursing managers has been shown to

    reduce burnout and promote workplace satisfaction.

    Method Ninety per cent of nursing managers (n = 63) employed in the

    organisation participated in the study. Data relating to burnout, workplace

    satisfaction and leadership practices were collected prior to and after

    participation in the support and challenge framework. Qualitative feedback was

    sought through a survey administered at follow-up.

    Result Nursing Unit Managers were significantly less satisfied in their intrinsic

    domain of workplace satisfaction at follow-up. Qualitative feedback indicated

    that participants experienced benefits related to networking, personal

    development and role development.

    Conclusion The experience of critiquing and challenging leadership when shared

    with peers who practice in a similar context was qualitatively reported as

    beneficial and valuable, in spite of a decrease in workplace satisfaction.

    Implications for nursing management Nursing manager’s leadership development

    is a continuous process. Supporting and challenging nursing managers is likely to

    generate uncertainty related to self and role. The sharing and testing of this

    uncertainty with peers is welcomed and warrants further exploration.

UOW Authors


  •   Newman, Claire (external author)
  •   Clark, Gary (external author)
  •   Patterson, Karen D.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Newman, C., Patterson, K. & Clark, G. (2013). Evaluation of a support and challenge framework for nursing managers in correctional and forensic health. Journal of Nursing Management, 23 (1), 118-127.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84920673136

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1706

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 118

End Page


  • 127

Volume


  • 23

Issue


  • 1