Boosting morale and improving performance in the nursing setting

Stapleton, P, Henderson, A, Creedy, D, Cooke, M, Patterson, E, Alexander, H, Haywood, A and Dalton, M 2007, 'Boosting morale and improving performance in the nursing setting', Journal of Nursing Management, vol. 15, no. 8, pp. 811-816.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Boosting morale and improving performance in the nursing setting
Author(s) Stapleton, P
Henderson, A
Creedy, D
Cooke, M
Patterson, E
Alexander, H
Haywood, A
Dalton, M
Year 2007
Journal name Journal of Nursing Management
Volume number 15
Issue number 8
Start page 811
End page 816
Total pages 6
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Abstract While the importance of morale is well researched in the nursing literature, strategies and interventions are not so prolific. The complexities of interpersonal relationships within the clinical domain, and the critical issues faced by nurses on a daily basis, indicate that morale, job satisfaction and motivation are essential components in improving workplace efficiency, output and communication amongst staff. Drawing on educational, organizational and psychological literature, this paper argues that the ability to inspire morale in staff is a fundamental indicator of sound leadership and managerial characteristics
Subject Nursing not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Hospital
Leadership
Morale
Nurse manager
Ward culture
DOI - identifier 10.1111/j.1365-2934.2007.00745.x
Copyright notice © The Authors 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISSN 0966-0429
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