Title: Creating a healthy work environment for nursing practice and education: Leadership impact on nursing and healthcare work environment

Authors: S. Pamela K. Shiao; Nora Nelson Hutto; Claire M. Andrews; Kathleen T. Lucke

Addresses: Graduate Programs, School of Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California, 91702, USA. ' School of Education, University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas, USA. ' Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. ' School of Nursing, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, USA

Abstract: Leadership and management of ethical dilemmas set the overall tone of the organisation where nurses and healthcare members work. Numerous reports cite the nursing profession is facing leadership and management crisis related to healthy work environment. In this paper, we will examine the impact of ethical leadership on work environment. Problematic leadership behaviours are analysed in relation to the health of the individuals and the workplaces. Different leadership styles are reviewed in relation to the outcomes of healthy and productive workplaces. Practical suggestions will be made, connecting learning environment for the next generations of nurses and healthcare members.

Keywords: authentic transformational leadership; learning leadership; ethics; integrity; HWE; healthy work environment; organisational culture; nursing leadership shortage; nursing practice; nursing education; healthcare staff; ethical leadership; nurses.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2011.045968

International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, 2011 Vol.4 No.3/4, pp.301 - 321

Published online: 23 Mar 2012 *

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