Clinical leadership in mental health nursing

The importance of a calm and confident approach

Gary Ennis, Brenda Happell, Kerry Reid-Searl

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Abstract

Purpose: Explore the perceptions of nurses working in mental health of effective clinical leadership. Design and Methods: In-depth interviews were conducted with registered nurses employed in a mental health setting. Qualitative research using grounded theory. Findings: Remaining calm and confident in times of crisis and uncertainty was identified as one attribute of clinical leadership. Participants noted clinical leaders' demeanor during stressful or crisis situations, and their ability to manage unpredictable or unexpected clinical situations as contributing positively to clinical practice. Practice Implications: Understanding these characteristics and how they can influence positive outcomes for clients is crucial in addressing the recruitment and retention challenges for the nursing workforce.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-62
Number of pages6
JournalPerspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Uncertainty
Nursing
Interviews
Grounded Theory

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Ennis, Gary ; Happell, Brenda ; Reid-Searl, Kerry. / Clinical leadership in mental health nursing : The importance of a calm and confident approach. In: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. 2015 ; Vol. 51, No. 1. pp. 57-62.
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