Leena Paasivaara

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BACKGROUND Substantial changes in the socio-economic circumstances in Finnish society over the past century have resulted in major changes in the case of older people, and in the status of nursing staff who care for them. AIM The purpose of this study was to describe and analyse the work of practical nurses in elder care through the experiences and life(More)
AIM To explore factors of human capital related to project success that employees expect from nurse managers. BACKGROUND Human capital refers to those resources that managers working with projects possess, such as abilities, knowledge and qualities of character. METHOD The data were collected by open interviews (n=14) with nurses, public health nurses(More)
AIM The purpose of the present study was to explore nurse managers' perceptions of their leadership styles and factors influencing it. BACKGROUND It is a challenge for nurse managers to retain nurses in hospitals and to ensure a high quality of care in nursing practice. Leadership style is an important part of leadership. Knowledge concerning nurse(More)
AIM To analyse the challenges that nurse managers meet in project management. BACKGROUND Project management done by nurse managers has a significant role in the success of projects conducted in work units. METHODS The data were collected by open interviews (n = 14). The participants were nurse managers, nurses and public health nurses. Data analysis was(More)
Nurse managers who can observe their own behaviour and its effects on employees can adjust to a better leadership style. The intention of this study was to explore nurses' and supervisors' perceptions of nurse managers' leadership styles. Open-ended interviews were conducted with 11 nurses and 10 superiors. The data were analysed by content analysis. In the(More)
The purpose of this study was to explore nurse managers' perceptions related to their leadership styles, knowledge, and their skills in these areas in health centre wards in Finland. The data were collected from nurse managers (n = 252) in health centre hospitals in Finland using a structured questionnaire (response rate 63%). Six leadership(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to describe and analyze the focal aspects of co-operation between the private, public and third sectors in a sparsely populated area of northern Finland. The study is part of a larger research and development project, which produced a model of co-operation between the sectors in a sparsely populated area of northern(More)
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