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Nursing Leadership, Missing Questions, and the Elephant(s) in the Room: Problematizing the Discourse on Nursing Leadership

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Cutcliffe, J and Cleary, M, Nursing Leadership, Missing Questions, and the Elephant(s) in the Room: Problematizing the Discourse on Nursing Leadership, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 36, (10) pp. 817-825. ISSN 0161-2840 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.3109/01612840.2015.1042176

Abstract

To expose inconsistencies and contradictions in the nurse leadership literature ("text"), this article adopts a deconstructive approach and draws upon the work of Derrida in examining the text or discourse. What is almost entirely missing in the literature are articles that ask difficult, searching questions that challenge some of the taken-for-granted truths or maxims about nursing leadership. The current examination of the literature, described in this article, shows: (a) a lack of convergence of the literature and health care/nursing organizations concerning leadership, (b) a conflation of nursing leadership with managerial or administrative positions, and (c) a possible lack of understanding about the complexity of nursing leadership coupled with an unwillingness to raise these issues.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Nursing
Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:107275
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-03-09
Last Modified:2016-03-09
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