Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/22522
Title: Preparing the air for nursing care: A grounded theory study of first line nurse managers
Contributor(s): Stanley, David (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2009
DOI: 10.1177/1744987108096970
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/22522
Abstract: This paper presents an interesting and well-researched insight into Finish (first line) nurse manager perspectives on nursing leadership. The use of written narratives is unique in this regard and offers a detailed data source for the utilisation of a grounded theory research approach. The four typologies identified, 'the Active Developer, the Passive Thinker, the Impulsive Creator and the Routine Manger' appear to effectively represent the core modalities identified in the study. Reading the study put me in mind of Christian and Norman's (1998) study of clinical leadership in nursing development units as many of the comments by the Finish nurse managers and the conclusions drawn appeared similar. This is perhaps not unusual as this and Christian and Norman's (1998) study approached nurse managers involved in unit/ward level leadership and management positions to gather their research data.
Publication Type: Review
Source of Publication: Journal of Research in Nursing, 14(4), p. 363-364
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1744-9871
1744-988X
Field of Research (FOR): 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: D1 A Substantial Review of an Entire Field of Study
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