Preferences for decision-making autonomy.

  title={Preferences for decision-making autonomy.},
  author={Mary A. Blegen and Colleen J Goode and Marion R Johnson and Meridean L Maas and Likwang Chen and Sue Ann Moorhead},
  journal={Image--the journal of nursing scholarship},
  volume={25 4},
Nurses' lack of autonomy has been identified as a leading cause of job dissatisfaction, but attempts to increase satisfaction by increasing autonomy have not always been successful. This survey of 356 randomly selected staff nurses and 130 head nurses from 16 hospitals extends previous work by identifying the preferred level of involvement in 21 patient care and 21 unit operation decisions. Staff nurses agreed on 60 percent of the decisions and, in general, preferred independent decision-making… CONTINUE READING