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Staff structural empowerment - observations of first-line managers and interviews with managers and staff
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Caring Science, Caring Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1127-2891
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Caring Science, Caring Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9457-9521
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational Health Science and Psychology, Occupational Health Science. University of Gävle, Centre for Musculoskeletal Research.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7261-3496
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Caring Science, Caring Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9912-5350
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2022 (English)In: Journal of Nursing Management, ISSN 0966-0429, E-ISSN 1365-2834, Vol. 30, no 2, p. 403-412Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AIM: The aim was to study how first-line managers act to make structural empowerment accessible for nursing staff. Furthermore, to relate these observations to the manager's and their nursing staff's descriptions regarding the staff's access to empowering structures.

BACKGROUND: Staff access to empowering structures has been linked to positive workplace outcomes. Managers play an important role in providing the conditions for structural empowerment.

METHOD: Five first-line managers were observed for two workdays. Managers and staff (n=13) were thereafter interviewed. Field notes and interviews were analyzed using directed content analysis.

RESULTS: The managers displayed intentional actions that could enable their staff access to empowering structures. Managers and staff described the importance of staff's access to empowering structures.

CONCLUSION: Staff who perceive to have access to structural empowerment have managers who are present and available. Unanimity among managers and staff existed in regard to the importance of staff having access to structural empowerment. The managers work continually and intentionally, doing many things at the same time, to provide the staff access to empowering structures.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING MANAGEMENT: The study shows the importance of promoting managers' awareness of staff's access to structural empowerment and maximizing managers' presence and availability to their staff.

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Wiley , 2022. Vol. 30, no 2, p. 403-412
Keywords [en]
hospital, nurse managers, nurses, observation, structural conditions, working conditions
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-37389DOI: 10.1111/jonm.13513ISI: 000732481200001PubMedID: 34783103Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85121509064OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-37389DiVA, id: diva2:1612603
Available from: 2021-11-18 Created: 2021-11-18 Last updated: 2023-02-17Bibliographically approved

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