Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Charity Foundation, Chuen on Road, Tai Po, N. T. Hong Kong
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.
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.
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.
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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