The Impact of Leadership and Management in Nursing

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The first study reviewed looked at the "effect of patient-focused redesign on midlevel nurse managers ' role responsibilities and perceptions of work environment (Ingersoll, 1999, p. 21). The study was chosen because patient-focused redesign models are becoming increasingly popular and little research has been conducted regarding the results of these models on nurse leaders/managers. A review of published studies of Patient-Focused Redesign (PFR) suggests that models differ across institutions and that findings are preliminary and measure short-term effect only. Management theory is notably absent from the reports, and the extent of implementation of PFR principles differs according to the needs of the organization, the scope of services…show more content…
The first interview was done at the start of the course and the second interview was done one year after the course was completed. According to the results of the study, the nurse managers did not see the course as a requirement for nurse management positions; however, they did state that the course had many positive effects on them. Some of these were, a gained theoretical knowledge and an increased knowledge about nursing research. This knowledge gain increased their self-confidence. They felt that the course served to help them with the implementation of their current management skills as opposed to helping them problem solve specific management situations. A highly appreciated side effect of the course was the development of a network of course members; all nurse managers from all over the country. This study demonstrated the value in gathering one professional group with similar professional demands and needs, and through increased knowledge, strengthening their managerial identity and creating opportunities for collegial support and common growth (Lindholm, 1999, p. 55). Overall, the study showed that the professional development course had a positive effect on their leadership and management. As discussed in the previous study, the development of a support group is noted in this study as having the most positive side effect on the subjects. More programs, such as the one discussed in this study, are being developed due to the
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