Exploring nursing home staff's perceptions of communication and leadership to facilitate quality improvement
NLM Title Abbreviation
J Nurs Care Qual
Journal of nursing care quality
DOI of Published Version
Leadership and clinical staff were surveyed to explore communication and leadership in nursing homes. Registered nurses and other professionals perceived communication as better than their nursing colleagues did. Overall, results suggest all factors of communication could improve. In terms of leadership, licensed practical nurses perceived less clarity of expectations, encouragement of initiative, and support than other groups. The study provides insight into what is organizationally necessary to improve quality of care in nursing homes.
Attitude of Health Personnel, Communication, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Interprofessional Relations, Leadership, Male, Motivation, Nurse Administrators/organization & administration/psychology, Nurse's Role, Nurses' Aides/education/organization & administration/psychology, Nursing Homes/standards, Nursing Methodology Research, Nursing Staff/education/organization & administration/psychology, Nursing, Supervisory/organization & administration, Organizational Culture, Organizational Policy, Qualitative Research, Social Support, Total Quality Management/organization & administration, United States
Published Article/Book Citation
Journal of nursing care quality, 19:3 (2004) pp.242-252.