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Clinicians' psychological empowerment to engage in management as part of their daily work
University of Skövde, School of Business. University of Skövde, Enterprises for the Future Research Environment. Faculty of Theology, Diaconia and Leadership Studies, VID Specialized University, Oslo, Norway. (Medarbetarskap och Organisatorisk resiliens (FORE), Followership and Organizational Resilience)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1989-2745
University of Skövde, School of Business. University of Skövde, Enterprises for the Future Research Environment. (Medarbetarskap och Organisatorisk resiliens (FORE), Followership and Organizational Resilience)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5718-0100
Jönköping International Business School, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0514-6194
2022 (English)In: Journal of Health Organization & Management, ISSN 1477-7266, E-ISSN 1758-7247, Vol. 36, no 9, p. 272-287Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The purpose of the article is to analyze how physicians and nurses, as the two major health care professions, experience psychological empowerment for managerial work. Design/methodology/approach: The study was designed as a qualitative interview study at four primary care centers (PCCs) in Sweden. In total, 47 interviews were conducted, mainly with physicians and nurses. The first inductive analysis led us to the concept of psychological empowerment, which was used in the next deductive step of the analysis. Findings: The study showed that both professions experienced self-determination for managerial work, but that nurses were more dependent on structural empowerment. Nurses experienced that they had competence for managerial work, whereas physicians were more ignorant of such competence. Nurses used managerial work to create impact on the conditions for their clinical work, whereas physicians experienced impact independently. Both nurses and physicians experienced managerial work as meaningful, but less meaningful than nurses and physicians' clinical work. Practical implications: For an effective health care system, structural changes in terms of positions, roles, and responsibilities can be an important route for especially nurses' psychological empowerment. Originality/value: The qualitative method provided a complementary understanding of psychological empowerment on how psychological empowerment interacted with other factors. One such aspect was nurses' higher dependence on structural empowerment, but the most important aspect was that both physicians and nurses experienced that managerial work was less meaningful than clinical work. This implies that psychological empowerment for managerial work may only make a difference if psychological empowerment does not compete with physicians' and nurses' clinical work. 

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2022. Vol. 36, no 9, p. 272-287
Keywords [en]
article, doctor nurse relation, empowerment, health care system, human, interview, nurse, occupation, physician, primary medical care, qualitative analysis, responsibility, Sweden, Integration, Managerial work, Psychological empowerment
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Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy Medical Ethics Work Sciences Business Administration
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Followership and Organizational Resilience
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-21975DOI: 10.1108/JHOM-08-2021-0300ISI: 000866985700001PubMedID: 36227745Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85139629177OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-21975DiVA, id: diva2:1704958
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Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2017-02171Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2017-01366
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© 2022, Thomas Andersson, Nomie Eriksson and Tomas Müllern.

Corresponding author Thomas Andersson can be contacted at: thomas.andersson@his.se

Conflicts of interest and source of funding: There are no conflicts of interest to declare for any of theauthors. Research was funded by Forte research grant no. 2017-02171. Funding: This study was funded by Forte - Forskningsradet för hälsa, arbetsliv och välfärd under award number 2017-01366.

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