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Clinical leadership in mental health nursing : the importance of a calm and confident approach

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by Gary EnnisGary Ennis, Brenda Happell, Kerry Reid-SearlKerry Reid-Searl
PURPOSE: Explore the perceptions of nurses working in mental health of effective clinical leadership. DESIGN AND METHODS: In-depth interviews were conducted with registered nurses employed in a mental health setting. Qualitative research using grounded theory. FINDINGS: Remaining calm and confident in times of crisis and uncertainty was identified as one attribute of clinical leadership. Participants noted clinical leaders’ demeanor during stressful or crisis situations, and their ability to manage unpredictable or unexpected clinical situations as contributing positively to clinical practice. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Understanding these characteristics and how they can influence positive outcomes for clients is crucial in addressing the recruitment and retention challenges for the nursing workforce.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

51

Issue

1

Start Page

57

End Page

62

Number of Pages

6

eISSN

1744-6163

ISSN

0031-5990

Location

United States

Publisher

Wiley Blackwell

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Perspectives in psychiatric care.