Culture and organizational climate: Nurses' insights into their relationship with physicians

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Title Culture and organizational climate: Nurses' insights into their relationship with physicians
Author Malloy, David Cruise; Hadjistavropoulos, Thomas; McCarthy, Elizabeth Fahey; Evans, Robin J; Zakus, Dwight; Park, Illyeok; Lee, Yongho; Williams, Jamie
Journal Name Nursing Ethics
Year Published 2009
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Abstract Within any organization (e.g. a hospital or clinic) the perception of the way things operate may vary dramatically as a function of one's location in the organizational hierarchy as well as one's professional discipline. Interorganizational variability depends on organizational coherence, safety, and stability. In this four-nation (Canada, Ireland, Australia, and Korea) qualitative study of 42 nurses, we explored their perception of how ethical decisions are made, the nurses' hospital role, and the extent to which their voices were heard. These nurses suggested that their voices were silenced (often voluntarily) or were not expressed in terms of ethical decision making. Finally, they perceived that their approach to ethical decision making differed from physicians.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0969733009342636
Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 SAGE Publications. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 16
Issue Number 6
Page from 719
Page to 733
ISSN 0969-7330
Date Accessioned 2009-11-16
Date Available 2010-11-03T07:04:21Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/30965
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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