Nursing Leadership

Nursing Leadership 35(1) March 2022 : 24-37.doi:10.12927/cjnl.2022.26752
Nursing Research

Influencing Work Culture: A Strengths-Based Nursing Leadership and Management Education Program

Pam Hubley, Laurie N. Gottlieb and Michele Durrant


Little is understood about developing the capacity of healthcare leaders to influence work cultures that promote health and healing. A program designed for clinical leaders to teach them how to create Strengths-Based care environments was piloted and evaluated using mixed methods. Data were collected from a convenience sample of 15 participants from two clinical sites. Evaluation of the data revealed that the program was impactful and that participants had the impetus to influence work environments by shifting their discourse from traditional deficit models of care toward an approach that illuminates a focus on strengths and relational ways of being a leader.



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