Examining Variation in Mental Models of Influence and Leadership among Nursing Leaders and Direct Care Nurses

Sallie Weaver, Sarah E. Mossburg, Mariesarah Pillari, Paula S. Kent, Elizabeth Daugherty Biddison

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Abstract

This study explored similarities and differences in the views on team membership and leadership held by nurses in formal unit leadership positions and direct care nurses. We used a mixed-methods approach and a maximum variance sampling strategy, sampling from units with both high and low safety behaviors and safety culture scores. We identified several key differences in mental models of care team membership and leadership between formal leaders and direct care nurses that warrant further exploration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-271
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • bedside nurses
  • culture
  • leadership
  • nurse leaders
  • patient safety
  • teams

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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