Nursing home culture: a critical component in sustained improvement
NLM Title Abbreviation
J Nurs Care Qual
Journal of nursing care quality
DOI of Published Version
In the third in a series of articles exploring working conditions and quality improvement in nursing homes, 31 nursing homes were surveyed using an adaptation of the Competing Values Framework (CVF) Organizational Assessment. The CVF provides information about the organizational culture through describing dominant perceived values, distribution of values across organizational characteristics, and orientation of values toward flexibility. Staff reported a dominant group culture, reflecting a family and team orientation within their settings. Leaders, however, were more often reported to reflect a hierarchy value orientation, emphasizing efficiency of operations and following rules and procedures.
Attitude of Health Personnel, Colorado, Efficiency, Organizational, Female, Group Processes, Health Facility Environment/organization & administration, Health Facility Size/statistics & numerical data, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Leadership, Male, Models, Organizational, Models, Psychological, Nursing Homes/organization & administration, Nursing Methodology Research, Nursing Staff/organization & administration/psychology, Nursing, Supervisory/organization & administration, Organizational Culture, Organizational Objectives, Ownership/statistics & numerical data, Qualitative Research, Questionnaires, Social Values, Total Quality Management/organization & administration, Workplace/organization & administration/psychology
Published Article/Book Citation
Journal of nursing care quality, 20:4 (2005) pp.341-348.