The Impact of Culture on the Understanding and Practice of Nursing Leadership in Tanzania and India

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147827
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Presentation
Title:
The Impact of Culture on the Understanding and Practice of Nursing Leadership in Tanzania and India
Abstract:
The Impact of Culture on the Understanding and Practice of Nursing Leadership in Tanzania and India
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Aagard, Magdeline C., EdD, MBA, BAN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:MCA, Inc
Title:President/Consultant
[Clinical session research presentation] There is minimal research regarding the impact of culture on the understanding and practice of nursing leadership.  Simply using the term leadership evokes varying responses depending on the cultural background of the nurse.  The Western concept of leadership is different than the concept of leadership in Africa and India, as evidenced by a pilot study conducted by the author.  Management and leadership are often used interchangeably, even in the West.  However, the West defines them differently.  In areas of Tanzania and India the concepts are often understood to be interchangeable. The role of manager connotes leadership; however, the Western characteristics of leadership are not understood to be part of this role. The Western concept of leadership is appreciated by nurses in other cultures, however, it is often viewed as part of a man's role, as part of the role of the head of a hospital or department, or as a calling from God.  When questioned about a particular aspect of leadership, such as guiding people to achieve a common goal, the nurses agree that that is part of their role.  One of the conclusions drawn from the pilot study is that nurses in Tanzania and India practice leadership as it is defined in the West, however, they do not readily acknowledge that it is leadership.  This results from the aforementioned cultural views.  This supports the hypothesis that the understanding and practice of nursing leadership is impacted by culture.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Impact of Culture on the Understanding and Practice of Nursing Leadership in Tanzania and Indiaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147827-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Impact of Culture on the Understanding and Practice of Nursing Leadership in Tanzania and India</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Aagard, Magdeline C., EdD, MBA, BAN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">MCA, Inc</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">President/Consultant</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mcaagard@earthlink.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical session research presentation] There is minimal research regarding the impact of culture on the understanding and practice of nursing leadership.&nbsp; Simply using the term leadership evokes varying responses depending on the cultural background of the nurse.&nbsp; The Western concept of leadership is different than the concept of leadership in Africa and India, as evidenced by a pilot study conducted by the author.&nbsp; Management and leadership are often used interchangeably, even in the West.&nbsp; However, the West defines them differently.&nbsp; In areas of Tanzania and India the concepts are often understood to be interchangeable. The role of manager connotes leadership; however, the Western characteristics of leadership are not understood to be part of this role. The Western concept of leadership is appreciated by nurses in other cultures, however, it is often viewed as part of a man's role, as part of the role of the head of a hospital or department, or as a calling from God.&nbsp; When questioned about a particular aspect of leadership, such as guiding people to achieve a common goal, the nurses agree that that is part of their role.&nbsp; One of the conclusions drawn from the pilot study is that nurses in Tanzania and India practice leadership as it is defined in the West, however, they do not readily acknowledge that it is leadership.&nbsp; This results from the aforementioned cultural views.&nbsp; This supports the hypothesis that the understanding and practice of nursing leadership is impacted by culture.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:36:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:36:52Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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