Boosting morale and improving performance in the nursing setting

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Title Boosting morale and improving performance in the nursing setting
Author Stapleton, Peta Berenice; Henderson, Amanda Jane; Creedy, Debra; Cooke, Marie Louise; Patterson, Elizabeth Anne; Alexander, Heather Gwendoline Innes; Haywood, Alison; Dalton, Megan Bernadette
Journal Name Journal of Nursing Management
Editor Melanie Jasper
Year Published 2007
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Abstract Aim and background:  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. Evaluation and key issues:  Four practical concepts that could be implemented in the clinical setting are proposed. These include: role preparation for managers, understanding internal and external motivation, fostering internal motivation in nursing staff, and the importance of attitude when investing in relationships.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2007 Blackwell Publishing. This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Boosting morale and improving performance in the nursing setting, Journal of Nursing Management, Volume 15, Issue 8, pages 811–816, November 2007, which has been published in final form at
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ISSN 0966-0429
Date Accessioned 2007-12-06
Date Available 2015-05-13T03:18:27Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Menzies Health Institute Qld; Centre for Health Practice Innovation; Molecular Basis of Disease
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Multi-Discipline
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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