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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157873
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Cognitive Complexity and Challenges of Leadership in Psychiatric Nursing
Abstract:
Cognitive Complexity and Challenges of Leadership in Psychiatric Nursing
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2006
Author:Springer, Gail Ray, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Gonzaga University
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:306 W 32nd Avenue, Spokane, WA, 99203, USA
Contact Telephone:509-323-6641
Co-Authors:Mel Haberman, PhD, RN, FAAN; Laura Asbell, PhD; Janet Katz, PhD, RN; Illa Hilliard, MSN, RN; Jan Hein, MN, RN; Jeff Ramirez, MSN, MPA, RN; and Carol Kottwitz, MN, RN
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe the patient care and staff management situations confronted by assistant nurse managers working in a public sector psychiatric hospital to determine the cognitive complexity and leadership skills of managers and to identify the needs of managers to be more effective and satisfied leaders. Rationale: Although it is generally accepted that managers face very similar tasks and challenges, growing evidence suggests managing in the public sector is more difficult than in the private sector. Success in a leadership role requires more than clinical and administrative knowledge. Essential is the fit between role demands, the person's mental processing and the capacity to meet those demands. Clinical practice can be advanced by research on the cognitive complexity and organizational problem solving skills of nurse managers working in public sector psychiatric hospitals. Method: The current study used a cross-sectional descriptive design. Seventeen assistant nurse managers at a public sector state psychiatric hospital completed single occasion, case intensive, semi-structured interviews and a biodemographic questionnaire. The narrative data are currently being analyzed using an inductive approach to identify themes, subthemes, and exemplars. Content analysis is being used to fit the data into Kegan's model of adult cognitive development and Jaque's characteristics of effective managerial leadership. Results: Preliminary findings will be presented. Those that describe patient care and staff management situations which the nurses find most challenging and those that identify ways in which the critical thinking skills and actions of the nurses exemplify the models of Kegan and Jaques will be highlighted. Implications: Effective assistant nurse managers are necessary to ensure that patients receive quality care and that organizational goals are met. The knowledge generated by this study should lead to more effective recruitment, appointment, and retention of nurse managers; improve efforts to prepare managers for their role expectations by providing direction for individual and group development programs; and ultimately improve patient care and organizational effectiveness.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCognitive Complexity and Challenges of Leadership in Psychiatric Nursingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157873-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Cognitive Complexity and Challenges of Leadership in Psychiatric Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Springer, Gail Ray, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Gonzaga University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">306 W 32nd Avenue, Spokane, WA, 99203, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">509-323-6641</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ray-springer@gu.gonzaga.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Mel Haberman, PhD, RN, FAAN; Laura Asbell, PhD; Janet Katz, PhD, RN; Illa Hilliard, MSN, RN; Jan Hein, MN, RN; Jeff Ramirez, MSN, MPA, RN; and Carol Kottwitz, MN, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe the patient care and staff management situations confronted by assistant nurse managers working in a public sector psychiatric hospital to determine the cognitive complexity and leadership skills of managers and to identify the needs of managers to be more effective and satisfied leaders. Rationale: Although it is generally accepted that managers face very similar tasks and challenges, growing evidence suggests managing in the public sector is more difficult than in the private sector. Success in a leadership role requires more than clinical and administrative knowledge. Essential is the fit between role demands, the person's mental processing and the capacity to meet those demands. Clinical practice can be advanced by research on the cognitive complexity and organizational problem solving skills of nurse managers working in public sector psychiatric hospitals. Method: The current study used a cross-sectional descriptive design. Seventeen assistant nurse managers at a public sector state psychiatric hospital completed single occasion, case intensive, semi-structured interviews and a biodemographic questionnaire. The narrative data are currently being analyzed using an inductive approach to identify themes, subthemes, and exemplars. Content analysis is being used to fit the data into Kegan's model of adult cognitive development and Jaque's characteristics of effective managerial leadership. Results: Preliminary findings will be presented. Those that describe patient care and staff management situations which the nurses find most challenging and those that identify ways in which the critical thinking skills and actions of the nurses exemplify the models of Kegan and Jaques will be highlighted. Implications: Effective assistant nurse managers are necessary to ensure that patients receive quality care and that organizational goals are met. The knowledge generated by this study should lead to more effective recruitment, appointment, and retention of nurse managers; improve efforts to prepare managers for their role expectations by providing direction for individual and group development programs; and ultimately improve patient care and organizational effectiveness.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:17:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:17:13Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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