Reclaiming caring in nursing leadership: a deconstruction of leadership using a Habermasian lens

Stewart, Lee, Holmes, Colin, and Usher, Kim (2012) Reclaiming caring in nursing leadership: a deconstruction of leadership using a Habermasian lens. Collegian, 19 (4). pp. 223-229.

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Abstract

Nursing leaders function in an environment of increasing demands coupled with decreasing resources. This paper explores the landscape of nursing leadership from a critical theory perspective, particularly Habermas's theory of communicative action. We not only deconstruct contemporary nursing leadership, discussing the potential negative consequences for those who fulfil roles of both 'nurse' and 'leader', but also offer possibilities for a more positive future.

Item ID: 21979
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: nursing leadership; critical theory; caring in nursing; Habermas
ISSN: 1876-7575
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2012 00:52
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 100%
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