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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304019
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurse Leaders are the Key to Our Looming Workforce Dilemma
Author(s):
Booker, Catriona Anne
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Phi Delta
Author Details:
Catriona Anne Booker, PhD, RN, RM, BN, MNurs, Catriona_Booker@health.qld.gov.au
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013

Purpose:

'As healthcare faces a critical shortage of qualified nursing staff, this ageing workforce is further challenged as the 'Baby Boomer' generation prepares for retirement. While current retention strategies are focused on recruitment, little is known about end of career nurses' (EOCNs') retirement decisions.

'This Australian study explored factors that influence EOCNs' decisions regarding their workforce participation, and identified leadership as a key factor which influenced their decision.

Methods:

'A mixed method case study methodology was used to explore EOCN's perceptions concerning their workforce participation. Data were collected from 218 participants (Registered Nurses aged 45 years and over) through surveys, focus groups and in-depth semi-structured interviews.

Results:

'The study identified the pivotal role that leaders play in the development of a shared and nurturing workplace culture which considers the work satisfaction and personal recognition of staff. However, in the absence of leadership support, staff found personal and professional friendships a strong motivator to remain in the organisation. Effort and reward balance was a critical aspect in work satisfaction which leaders could influence to optimise staff satisfaction. This study highlights the complexities of effort and reward factors which leaders should honour in order to optimise a balance between effort and reward.

Conclusion:

Contributions to practice illuminate the commitment of the experienced nurse to support their colleagues in a shared learning culture. However the work environment compromised health and wellbeing of staff due to physical conditions such as heavy workloads. This situation highlights the implications for leaders in the review of work practices and job design to promote a safe and healthy workplace.

'Finally, there was an identified lack of organisational policy sensitive to the older worker. Leaders are well positioned to support an age sensitive culture, provide opportunities for pre-retirement planning and foster a safe and healthy environment.

Keywords:
Balancing effort and reward; Job satisfaction; Retention
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleNurse Leaders are the Key to Our Looming Workforce Dilemmaen
dc.contributor.authorBooker, Catriona Anneen
dc.contributor.departmentPhi Deltaen
dc.author.detailsCatriona Anne Booker, PhD, RN, RM, BN, MNurs, Catriona_Booker@health.qld.gov.auen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304019-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>'As healthcare faces a critical shortage of qualified nursing staff, this ageing workforce is further challenged as the 'Baby Boomer' generation prepares for retirement. While current retention strategies are focused on recruitment, little is known about end of career nurses' (EOCNs') retirement decisions. <p>'This Australian study explored factors that influence EOCNs' decisions regarding their workforce participation, and identified leadership as a key factor which influenced their decision. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>'A mixed method case study methodology was used to explore EOCN's perceptions concerning their workforce participation. Data were collected from 218 participants (Registered Nurses aged 45 years and over) through surveys, focus groups and in-depth semi-structured interviews. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>'The study identified the pivotal role that leaders play in the development of a shared and nurturing workplace culture which considers the work satisfaction and personal recognition of staff. However, in the absence of leadership support, staff found personal and professional friendships a strong motivator to remain in the organisation. Effort and reward balance was a critical aspect in work satisfaction which leaders could influence to optimise staff satisfaction. This study highlights the complexities of effort and reward factors which leaders should honour in order to optimise a balance between effort and reward. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Contributions to practice illuminate the commitment of the experienced nurse to support their colleagues in a shared learning culture. However the work environment compromised health and wellbeing of staff due to physical conditions such as heavy workloads. This situation highlights the implications for leaders in the review of work practices and job design to promote a safe and healthy workplace. <p>'Finally, there was an identified lack of organisational policy sensitive to the older worker. Leaders are well positioned to support an age sensitive culture, provide opportunities for pre-retirement planning and foster a safe and healthy environment.en
dc.subjectBalancing effort and rewarden
dc.subjectJob satisfactionen
dc.subjectRetentionen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:27:43Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:27:43Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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