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Implementation of a Complex Intervention to Support Leadership Development in Nursing Homes: A Multimethod Participatory Study

Dewar, J.D., Barrie, K., Sharp, C. and Meyer, J. (2017). Implementation of a Complex Intervention to Support Leadership Development in Nursing Homes: A Multimethod Participatory Study. Journal of Applied Gerontology, doi: 10.1177/0733464817705957

Abstract

Leadership is key to quality improvement in nursing homes. This article reports on the initial analysis of the transformational My Home Life Leadership Support program for nursing home managers being implemented in Scotland. It analyses learning from a multimethod participatory descriptive study. Contribution analysis theory informed the evaluation. Evidence-Based Practice, Relationship-Centered Care, Appreciative Inquiry, and Caring Conversations informed the intervention to develop transformational leadership. Data generation methods included baseline and postintervention questionnaires to describe culture change within the study population, together with more in-depth qualitative data generated from group discussions throughout the leadership support program. Qualitative data analysis was an iterative collaborative process with participants to generate themes about the impact of the program on themselves and their practice. Data showed positive changes in managers’ perceptions of their self-awareness, leadership communication and relationship skills, and development of positive cultures. This model offers lessons for those interested in ways to approach the emotional, educational, and cultural dynamics of change in other human service contexts.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright Sage 2017
Publisher Keywords: cultural change, leadership, care homes, nursing homes, relationship centred practice, transformation
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Nursing
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/17379
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