‘Why nurses are leaving the profession...lack of support from managers’: what nurses from an e-cohort study said

Tuckett, Anthony, Winters-Chang, Peta, Bogossian, Fiona and Wood, Michael (2014) ‘Why nurses are leaving the profession...lack of support from managers’: what nurses from an e-cohort study said. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 21 4: 359-366. doi:10.1111/ijn.12245


Author Tuckett, Anthony
Winters-Chang, Peta
Bogossian, Fiona
Wood, Michael
Title ‘Why nurses are leaving the profession...lack of support from managers’: what nurses from an e-cohort study said
Journal name International Journal of Nursing Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1322-7114
1440-172X
Publication date 2014-02-26
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/ijn.12245
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 21
Issue 4
Start page 359
End page 366
Total pages 8
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Abstract The shortage of nurses is known. We explored nurses' reasons for leaving the profession based on responses from an e-newsletter of the Nurses and Midwives e-cohort Study. Qualitative content analysis of data from email responses (n=66) showed 'Lack of support' as a social work value describing their manager's lack of support, unsupportive relationships within their work group, and a health-care system putting business principles before care resulting in job dissatisfaction and nurse turnover. These findings are examples of a 'complex'/'wicked' problem and as such will resist simple solutions to the presenting issues. The dialogic process such as Open Space Technology and Talking Circles should be considered as potentially suitable to the needs of nurses.
Keyword Manager
Nurse
Open space technology
Support
Workforce
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID LP0562102
2005002108
456163
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2015 Collection
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