Investing Relational Energy: Toward a Theory of How Resonant Leadership Mitigates the Effects of Hospital Restructuring

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Investing Relational Energy: Toward a Theory of How Resonant Leadership Mitigates the Effects of Hospital Restructuring
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Investing Relational Energy: Toward a Theory of How Resonant Leadership Mitigates the Effects of Hospital Restructuring
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 21, 2004
Author:Cummings, Greta G., RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Alberta
Title:Assistant Professor
Relevant Research Findings: A systematic literature review confirmed that nurses’ emotional exhaustion and fatigue increased significantly after hospital restructuring while their job satisfaction and emotional health decreased (Cummings & Estabrooks, 2003). Recent research has shown that emotionally intelligent leadership mitigated many of the negative effects of hospital restructuring on nurses. The degree to which nurses experienced these effects varied depending on the leadership in their workplace (Cummings, Hayduk & Estabrooks, in review). When nurses experienced hospital restructuring while working for pacesetting and commanding leaders, they reported greater frequency of emotional exhaustion that led to greater patient care needs being left unattended. Nurses who worked for emotionally intelligent leaders were actually able to attend to more patient care needs despite being emotionally exhausted. Conclusions: Research into the effects of hospital restructuring is still relatively new, and theory surrounding how nursing leaders can mitigate the effects of hospital restructuring on their nurses is in its infancy. Theory Development: Early theorizing led to a model reflecting a mitigation process based on the degree of relational energy invested by emotionally intelligent leaders in order to build and maintain active, dynamic and supportive relationships with their nursing staff. Relational energy acts as an adjuvant to stimulate the nurse’s coping response in the face of external forces of change. Emotionally intelligent leader-nurse relationships allow nurses to develop new meanings from their chaotic environments and to continue to have the emotional health and well being to provide quality care to their patients. Cummings, G. & Estabrooks, C. (2003). The effects of hospital restructuring that included layoffs on nurses who remained employed: A systematic review of impact. Int J. of Soc. & Soc. Pol. (8/9): 8-53. Cummings, G. Hayduk, L, & Estabrooks, C. (in review). How emotionally intelligent leadership mitigates the effects of hospital restructuring on nurses.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
21-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInvesting Relational Energy: Toward a Theory of How Resonant Leadership Mitigates the Effects of Hospital Restructuringen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153538-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Investing Relational Energy: Toward a Theory of How Resonant Leadership Mitigates the Effects of Hospital Restructuring</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 21, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cummings, Greta G., RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Alberta</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">gretac@ualberta.ca</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Relevant Research Findings: A systematic literature review confirmed that nurses&rsquo; emotional exhaustion and fatigue increased significantly after hospital restructuring while their job satisfaction and emotional health decreased (Cummings &amp; Estabrooks, 2003). Recent research has shown that emotionally intelligent leadership mitigated many of the negative effects of hospital restructuring on nurses. The degree to which nurses experienced these effects varied depending on the leadership in their workplace (Cummings, Hayduk &amp; Estabrooks, in review). When nurses experienced hospital restructuring while working for pacesetting and commanding leaders, they reported greater frequency of emotional exhaustion that led to greater patient care needs being left unattended. Nurses who worked for emotionally intelligent leaders were actually able to attend to more patient care needs despite being emotionally exhausted. Conclusions: Research into the effects of hospital restructuring is still relatively new, and theory surrounding how nursing leaders can mitigate the effects of hospital restructuring on their nurses is in its infancy. Theory Development: Early theorizing led to a model reflecting a mitigation process based on the degree of relational energy invested by emotionally intelligent leaders in order to build and maintain active, dynamic and supportive relationships with their nursing staff. Relational energy acts as an adjuvant to stimulate the nurse&rsquo;s coping response in the face of external forces of change. Emotionally intelligent leader-nurse relationships allow nurses to develop new meanings from their chaotic environments and to continue to have the emotional health and well being to provide quality care to their patients. Cummings, G. &amp; Estabrooks, C. (2003). The effects of hospital restructuring that included layoffs on nurses who remained employed: A systematic review of impact. Int J. of Soc. &amp; Soc. Pol. (8/9): 8-53. Cummings, G. Hayduk, L, &amp; Estabrooks, C. (in review). How emotionally intelligent leadership mitigates the effects of hospital restructuring on nurses.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:20:27Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-21en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:20:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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