RESEARCH ARTICLE

Assessment of a Leadership Enhancement Program for Nursing Managers of An Acute General Hospital in Hong Kong

Leung Andrew Luk, * Open Modal Authors Info & Affiliations
The Open Nursing Journal 29 June 2018 RESEARCH ARTICLE DOI: 10.2174/1874434601812010133

Abstract

Background:

With the aim to enhance the senior nursing managers to be caring leaders so that they can nurture their team members to be holistic care providers, a one year program has been developed with emphasis on self-reflection and self-cultivation.

Purpose:

It aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a one-year leadership enhancement program in an acute general hospital.

Design & Methods:

Both quantitative and qualitative approaches were adopted. A pre and post questionnaire survey and the content analysis of self-reflective essays were conducted.

Results:

The overall means of the servant leadership scale and the workplace wellness scale were significantly higher after the program. Both scales were also found to have a significantly medium level of positive correlation. Reflective essays showed positive feedbacks complementing the quantitative data that the program was well received and effective.

Conclusion:

A servant leadership approach may be one way for hospital management to enhance a caring environment and a more quality workforce.

Keywords: Servant leadership, Workplace well-being, Nursing job satisfaction, Pre and posttest, Reflective essay.
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