Nurse managers’ leadership roles in mining primary healthcare settings in Gauteng

Health SA Gesondheid

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Title Nurse managers’ leadership roles in mining primary healthcare settings in Gauteng
Creator Nene, Sanele E.
Subject Nursing Management and Leadership; Mining Primary Healthcare confusion; leadership roles; mining; nurse managers; primary healthcare
Description Background: Nurse managers carry the light of leadership in mining primary healthcare settings (mPHCs). They must ensure that this light shines for their followers to improve the quality of service rendered in primary healthcare. However, the nurse managers in mPHCs are confusing their leadership roles with management roles. The existing policies such as operational management of mPHCs are also not clarifying the leadership roles of nurse managers.Aim: The purpose of this study was to understand the nurse managers’ leadership roles in mPHCs.Setting: This study was conducted in mPHCs, situated in Gauteng province, in the West Rand in 2017.Methods: A qualitative, exploratory, descriptive and contextual research design was employed in this study. The participants were selected using a non-probability purposive sampling method. Ten participants formed part of the study. To collect data, individual in-depth interviews were conducted. Giorgi’s descriptive thematic data analysis was used to analyse data. Measures to ensure trustworthiness and ethical principles were adhered to.Results: Three themes emanated: confusion of leadership roles with management roles, confusion of leadership roles with clinical roles and confusion of leadership roles with resources management roles.Conclusion: The importance of describing nurse managers’ leadership roles surfaced from this study to eradicate confusion.Contribution: The nurse managers in mPHCs are now understanding their leadership roles, and that leadership roles, management roles, clinical roles and resources management roles are distinguishable.
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
Contributor None
Date 2022-02-08
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Qualitative; In-depth individual interviews; thematic analysis approach
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/hsag.v27i0.1693
Source Health SA Gesondheid; Vol 27 (2022); 6 pages 2071-9736 1025-9848
Language eng
Coverage Africa; South Africa; Gauteng; Johannesburg 2016-2021 Race White x1; African x6 Gender; Females x3; Males x4 Age range; 38-60 years
Rights Copyright (c) 2022 Sanele E. Nene