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Senior Managers' Experience with Health, Happiness, and Motivation in Hospitals and the Perceived Impact on Health Systems: The Case of Meru County, Kenya.

Healthcare (Basel) 2021 Mar 18;9(3). Epub 2021 Mar 18.

School of Health Systems and Public Health (SHSPH), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0028, South Africa.

Hospitals play a significant role in health systems. Studies among the health workforce have revealed their experiences with mental health challenges. In comparison, there is limited literature on their positive mental health. Read More

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How Upper/Middle Managers' Ethical Leadership Activates Employee Ethical Behavior? The Role of Organizational Justice Perceptions Among Employees.

Front Psychol 2021 16;12:652471. Epub 2021 Mar 16.

Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Talavera, Spain.

Several studies have been conducted on ethical leadership and workplace ethical behavior but little is known about the role of organizational justice and each of its dimensions (procedural, distributive, interpersonal, informational) in this relationship. This study predicts that ethical leadership enhances organizational justice perceptions, including each of its specific dimensions, which in turn enhances employee ethical behavior. The results from two-wave survey data obtained from 270 employees in the Malaysian manufacturing industry confirm that ethical leadership has a positive impact on employee ethical behavior, and that organizational justice and each of its justice dimensions mediate this relationship, both individually and together. Read More

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Senior clinical and business managers' perspectives on the influence of different funding mechanisms, and barriers and enablers to implementing models of employing General Practitioners in or alongside emergency departments: Qualitative study.

Health Policy 2021 Apr 22;125(4):482-488. Epub 2021 Jan 22.

PRIME Centre Wales, Division of Population Medicine, 8(th) Floor Neuadd Meirionnydd, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK. Electronic address:

Purpose: Health policy in England has advocated the use of primary care clinicians at emergency departments to address pressures from rising attendances. This study explored senior managers' perspective son funding mechanisms used to implement the policy and experiences of success or challenges in introducing GPs in or alongside emergency departments.

Methods: The perspectives of senior clinical, business and finance managers with responsibility for emergency department services and on-site primary care service implementation were investigated in semi-structured interviews with 31 managers at 12 type-1 emergency departments in England and Wales (February 2018 - September 2019). Read More

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The relationship between nurse managers' personality traits and their conflict management strategy preferences.

J Nurs Manag 2021 Jan 20. Epub 2021 Jan 20.

Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing Management, Duzce University, Duzce, Turkey.

Aim: To investigate the relationship between nurse managers' personality traits and conflict management strategies.

Background: Despite the important role of personality traits in conflict management strategy preferences, no study to date has addressed the relationship between personality traits and conflict management in nurse managers.

Methods: A descriptive and cross-sectional design was applied. Read More

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January 2021

Hospital managers' skills required and onward challenges: A qualitative study.

J Educ Health Promot 2020 28;9:228. Epub 2020 Sep 28.

Life Style Modification Research Center, Imam Reza Hospital, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.

Introduction: The qualification of managers in terms of management skills is one of the most important factors in the continuous success of each organization, and utilizing such skills can have a positive contribution in the effectiveness of the organization while improving the performance of the employees in line with the objectives and goals of the organization. The study's primary objective was to examine the necessary skills of the hospital managers and their capabilities to manage the challenges in providing health care facilities to their patients and employees.

Materials And Methods: This study is a qualitative that deep interviews were performed with 22 managers (senior and middle managers) of educational hospitals of Kermanshah city, and the sample size was 22 individuals. Read More

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September 2020

Using Research within Child Welfare: Reactions to a Training Initiative.

J Evid Based Soc Work (2019) 2021 Mar-Apr;18(2):214-234. Epub 2020 Sep 29.

Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Purpose: Efforts to incorporate evidence-informed practice within child welfare have been increasingly adopted to promote positive outcomes for youth. We established partnerships with three child welfare agencies to develop, implement, and evaluate a training curriculum delivered to senior managers and supervisors. The training focused on the use of data from an Ontario performance measure system. Read More

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September 2020

Factors that influence nurse manager job satisfaction: An integrated literature review.

J Nurs Manag 2021 Apr 19;29(3):373-384. Epub 2020 Oct 19.

Orlando Health®, Orlando, FL, USA.

Aims And Objectives: To understand factors that influence nurse manager job satisfaction.

Background: Nurse managers influence patient care, staff retention and health care initiatives, yet poor retention and recruiting outcomes threaten the supply of managers. Research regarding staff nurse job satisfaction and retention is substantial, but far less is known about these same areas for nurse managers. Read More

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The COVID-19 pandemic and organisational commitment of senior hotel managers.

Int J Hosp Manag 2020 Oct 31;91:102659. Epub 2020 Aug 31.

IQS School of Management, Universitat Ramon Llull, Via Augusta, 390, 08017, Barcelona, Spain.

The COVID-19 pandemic will reduce the attractiveness of hospitality occupations. This particularly concerns senior management positions whose holders may substitute hospitality jobs with more secure and rewarding employment in other economic sectors. Organisational resilience of hospitality businesses, including their response to COVID-19, and corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices may, however, affect perceived job security of senior managers and, thus, influence their commitment to remain in their host organisations. Read More

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October 2020

Attitudes Towards Accreditation and Quality Improvement Activities Among Hospital Employees in Iran: A Quantitative Study.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2020 13;13:799-807. Epub 2020 Aug 13.

Danish Center for Healthcare Improvements, Institute of Business and Management, Faculty of Social Sciences, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark.

Purpose: The hospital accreditation system in Iran is relatively young, having been introduced in 2012. Therefore, there is a real need for research on the status and impact of hospital accreditation in Iran. The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare attitudes towards accreditation and quality improvement activities among hospital employees, specifically the attitudes towards the impact of accreditation on the quality of healthcare and its benefits in Iran. Read More

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Hospital Medical and Nursing Managers' Perspective on the Mental Stressors of Employees.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020 07 13;17(14). Epub 2020 Jul 13.

Institute for Occupational, Social, and Environmental Medicine, Centre for Health and Society, Medical Faculty, Düsseldorf University, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany.

Working conditions in hospitals are characterized by occupational stressors, which lead to potentially harmful psychosocial stress reactions for medical and nursing staff. Representative surveys showed that almost every second hospital physician or nurse is affected by burnout and that there is a strong association between leadership behavior and employee health. Workplace health promotion programs can only be successful and sustainable if managers support them. Read More

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Preferences of healthcare providers for capitation payment in Kenya: a discrete choice experiment.

Health Policy Plan 2020 Aug;35(7):842-854

Health Economics Research Unit, KEMRI|Wellcome Trust Research Programme, P.O. Box 43640 - 00100, Nairobi, Kenya.

Provider payment mechanisms (PPMs) are important to the universal health coverage (UHC) agenda as they can influence healthcare provider behaviour and create incentives for health service delivery, quality and efficiency. Therefore, when designing PPMs, it is important to consider providers' preferences for PPM characteristics. We set out to uncover senior health facility managers' preferences for the attributes of a capitation payment mechanism in Kenya. Read More

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Hospital Medical and Nursing Managers' Perspectives on Health-Related Work Design Interventions. A Qualitative Study.

Front Psychol 2020 5;11:869. Epub 2020 May 5.

Institute of Psychology, Work and Organizational Psychology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany.

Background: Research indicates that the active support of managers is essential for the sustainable implementation of health-related work design interventions in organizations. However, little is known about managers' perceptions of such health promotion measures.

Objective: Our study aims to provide information that help to foster managers active support of health-related work design interventions in hospitals. Read More

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Accreditation as a management tool: a national survey of hospital managers' perceptions and use of a mandatory accreditation program in Denmark.

BMC Health Serv Res 2020 Apr 15;20(1):306. Epub 2020 Apr 15.

Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.

Background: This study aimed to examine managers' attitudes towards and use of a mandatory accreditation program in Denmark, the Danish Healthcare Quality Program (Den Danske Kvalitetsmodel [DDKM]) after it was terminated in 2015.

Methods: We designed a nationwide cross-sectional online survey of all senior and middle managers in the 31 somatic and psychiatric public hospitals in Denmark. We elicited managers' attitudes towards and use of DDKM as a management using 5-point Likert scales. Read More

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Enhancing fieldworkers' performance management support in health research: an exploratory study on the views of field managers and fieldworkers from major research centres in Africa.

BMJ Open 2019 12 18;9(12):e028453. Epub 2019 Dec 18.

KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya.

Introduction: Fieldworkers are part of the system that promotes scientific and ethical standards in research, through data collection, consenting and supporting research, due to their insider cultural knowledge and fluency in local languages. The credibility and integrity of health research, therefore, rely on how fieldworkers adhere to institutional and research procedures and guidelines.

Objectives: This study mapped out existing practices in training, support and performance management of fieldworkers in Africa, described fieldworkers' and their managers' experiences, and lessons learnt. Read More

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December 2019

The use of evidence in decision making by hospital managers in Lebanon: A cross-sectional study.

Int J Health Plann Manage 2020 Jan 6;35(1):e45-e55. Epub 2019 Nov 6.

Department of Health Management and Policy, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.

Background: Knowledge synthesis products have emerged as support agents for decision making in clinical practice and policy. However, their use for evidence-informed decision making remains limited in health care management especially in low- and middle-income countries. This study assesses the use of evidence by middle and senior managers in Lebanese hospitals. Read More

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January 2020

Experiences With Managing the Workplace Social Environment: A Qualitative Study.

J Nurs Adm 2019 Oct 23. Epub 2019 Oct 23.

Author Affiliations: Associate Professor (Dr Price), School of Nursing, Dalhousie University; Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Nurse Executive (Ms Vine), IWK Health Centre; Senior Director, Interprofessional Practice and Learning (Ms Gurnham), Nova Scotia Health Authority; and PhD in Nursing Student (Ms Paynter), School of Nursing, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; and Professor of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (Dr Leiter), Faculty of Health, School of Psychology, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia.

Objective: This study aims to examine 1st-line managers' (FLMs') experiences in managing the workplace social environment (WSE).

Background: FLMs are responsible for the establishment and maintenance of supportive WSE essential for effective teamwork. Poorly managed WSE and dysfunctional teams hold negative implications for patients, teams, and organizations. Read More

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October 2019

Experiences With Managing the Workplace Social Environment: A Qualitative Study.

J Nurs Adm 2019 Nov;49(11):569-573

Author Affiliations: Associate Professor (Dr Price), School of Nursing, Dalhousie University; Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Nurse Executive (Ms Vine), IWK Health Centre; Senior Director, Interprofessional Practice and Learning (Ms Gurnham), Nova Scotia Health Authority; and PhD in Nursing Student (Ms Paynter), School of Nursing, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; and Professor of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (Dr Leiter), Faculty of Health, School of Psychology, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia.

Objective: This study aims to examine 1st-line managers' (FLMs') experiences in managing the workplace social environment (WSE).

Background: FLMs are responsible for the establishment and maintenance of supportive WSE essential for effective teamwork. Poorly managed WSE and dysfunctional teams hold negative implications for patients, teams, and organizations. Read More

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November 2019

Senior manager decision-making and interactions with frontline staff in intellectual disability organisations: A Delphi study.

Health Soc Care Community 2020 01 4;28(1):81-90. Epub 2019 Sep 4.

Tizard Centre, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.

Very little is known of the activities of the most senior managers in organisations providing social care in the community to people with intellectual disabilities. Yet the importance of the focus and activities of senior managers in directing and supporting staff practice and staff experiences is likely to be central to an organisation's functioning and support provided for staff and service users. This study employed Delphi methodology with a panel of 11 senior managers, mostly chief executives, managing small to very large organisations providing support for people with intellectual disabilities, in the UK. Read More

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January 2020

Critical success factors for the successful initiation of Lean in public hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal: a factor analysis and structural equation modelling study.

Hum Resour Health 2019 08 23;17(1):69. Epub 2019 Aug 23.

University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Background: Lean thinking is one of several operations-management techniques which have yet to be fully embraced in the South African health care sector. In most health care managers' service delivery mandates, what needs to be done might be known, but it is how it should be done which might be alien to most managers. In order to recognise the "how", one needs to know the critical success factors for Lean initiation. Read More

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Senior managers' awareness of sun protection policy predicts implementation of worksite sun safety in a randomized trial.

Am J Ind Med 2019 10 12;62(10):893-900. Epub 2019 Aug 12.

Klein Buendel, Inc, Golden, Colorado.

Background: Outdoor workers experience chronic exposure to harmful ultraviolet radiation (UV) elevating their risk for skin cancer.

Methods: A controlled randomized trial promoted the adoption of workplace sun safety policy and employee education at 98 public organizations in Colorado. A 2-year follow-up study with 68 organizations assessed the association of senior manager awareness of sun safety policies and implementation of sun safety actions. Read More

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October 2019

Leadership styles' influence on the quality of nursing care.

Int J Health Care Qual Assur 2019 Jul;32(6):1022-1033

Department of Nursing, University of Tabuk , Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate managers' leadership styles, from the perspective of registered nurses, and its effects on the quality of nursing care in both the private and public healthcare sectors. An additional aim is to assess the relationship between leadership styles and particular organisational outcomes.

Design/methodology/approach: The sample for this quantitative research study was comprised of 400 respondents, among which 50 were nurse managers, 150 were staff nurses and the remaining respondents were patients. Read More

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Recommendations to facilitate managers' compliance with quality standards at primary health care clinics.

Curationis 2019 Apr 23;42(1):e1-e8. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Department of Nursing Science, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg.

Background:  The Republic of South Africa (RSA) is shifting towards universal health coverage and a unified health system. This milestone can be achieved through the implementation of National Health Insurance (NHI). To employ NHI, health establishments in the country are compelled to comply with quality standards. Read More

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Palestinian managers' views and practices regarding the prevention of home injuries: An explorative qualitative study.

Int J Health Plann Manage 2019 Oct 29;34(4):1133-1143. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Department of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE.

Background: Unintentional injuries are an important global public health problem. Potentially, some senior managers have a major role to play in the prevention of home injuries.

Aims: To explore senior managers' perceptions and practices regarding the prevention of home injuries among children and the potential factors that might influence such practice in Ramallah District of Palestine. Read More

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October 2019

Nursing Home Senior Managers and Direct Care Staff: Are There Differences in Their Perceptions of Safety Climate?

J Patient Saf 2019 Feb 9. Epub 2019 Feb 9.

Objectives: Improving nursing home safety is important to the quality of resident care. Increasing evidence points to the relationship between actual safety and a strong safety climate, i.e. Read More

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February 2019

Patient safety walkrounds; 5 years of experience in a developing country.

Int J Health Plann Manage 2019 Apr 18;34(2):773-779. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Iranian Center of Excellence in Health Management, School of Management and Medical Informatics, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

Objective: Patient safety walkround (PSWR) is an appropriate technique for senior managers' participation and collaboration with frontline staff to promote safety culture in hospitals. This study was conducted to assess the 5-year PSWR experience in Shahid Mahallati Hospital in Tabriz, Iran.

Methods: This was a triangulated cross-sectional study. Read More

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Personnel flux and workplace anxiety: Personal and interpersonal consequences of understaffing in UK ultrasound departments.

Radiography (Lond) 2019 02 20;25(1):46-50. Epub 2018 Aug 20.

Department of Medical and Sport Sciences, University of Cumbria, Bowerham Road, Lancaster LA1 3JD, UK.

Introduction: By 2013, the UK government's Migration Advisory Committee had determined sonography to be a formal shortage speciality, and understaffing remains a key concern for research in the domain. This paper, emergent of a qualitative study funded by Health Education North West, explores unit managers' perspectives on the present state of UK ultrasound. The focus herein falls upon the personal and interpersonal consequences of this circumstance for individuals working in specific understaffed departments. Read More

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February 2019

Future of Specialist Practice Qualifications in district nursing for band 6 leadership roles.

Br J Community Nurs 2019 Jan;24(1):10-15

Associate Professor, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, De Montfort University, UK.

District nurse numbers in the UK are rapidly declining. To overcome this severe staff shortage, one community trust in a rural county appointed 'case managers' (nurses without Specialist Practice Qualifications in district nursing [SPQDN]) in band 6 leadership roles that were traditionally held by district nurses. Here, we aimed to establish the value of the SPQDN to determine if there is a future for the conventionally accepted DN role, instead of case managers. Read More

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January 2019

Managers' perceptions of the effects of a national mandatory accreditation program in Danish hospitals. A cross-sectional survey.

Int J Qual Health Care 2019 Jun;31(5):331-337

Centre for Quality, Region of Southern Denmark, P.V. Tuxensvej 5.1, Middelfart, Denmark.

Objective: This study aimed to examine and compare middle and senior hospital managers' perceptions of the effects of a mandatory accreditation program in Denmark, the Danish Healthcare Quality Program (Den Danske Kvalitetsmodel [DDKM]) after it was terminated in 2015.

Design: A cross-sectional online questionnaire survey.

Setting: All 26 somatic and psychiatric public hospitals in Denmark. Read More

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Making It Happen: Middle Managers' Roles in Innovation Implementation in Health Care.

Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 2018 Dec 6;15(6):414-423. Epub 2018 Oct 6.

Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Background: Middle managers are given scant attention in the implementation literature in health care, where the focus is on senior leaders and frontline clinicians.

Aims: To empirically examine the role of middle managers relevant to innovation implementation and how middle managers experience the implementation process.

Methods: A qualitative study was conducted using the methods of grounded theory. Read More

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December 2018

Why is change a challenge in acute mental health wards? A cross-sectional investigation of the relationships between burnout, occupational status and nurses' perceptions of barriers to change.

Int J Ment Health Nurs 2019 Feb 11;28(1):190-198. Epub 2018 Jul 11.

Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College, London, London, UK.

Changes in UK psychiatric wards have been difficult to implement. Specific areas of nursing staff resistance remain unclear. Previous healthcare research suggests that burnout is common and that managers' regard changes more positively than direct care staff. Read More

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February 2019