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Managing professionals : the emerging leadership role of Victorian Maternal and Child Health coordinators

Reiger, Kerreen and Keleher, Helen 2004, Managing professionals : the emerging leadership role of Victorian Maternal and Child Health coordinators, International journal of nursing practice, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 58-63, doi: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2003.00464.x.

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Title Managing professionals : the emerging leadership role of Victorian Maternal and Child Health coordinators
Author(s) Reiger, Kerreen
Keleher, Helen
Journal name International journal of nursing practice
Volume number 10
Issue number 2
Start page 58
End page 63
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of publication Stafford, Qld.
Publication date 2004
ISSN 1322-7114
1440-172X
Keyword(s) collegiality
leadership
maternal and child health
professional
tendering
Summary Drawing on research into cultural and organizational change in the Victorian Maternal and Child Health Service during the 1990s, this paper examines implications for the nursing leadership provided by service coordinators. The project included a quantitative survey of nurses and semistructured interviews with managers and coordinators. Under a strongly neoliberal state government in Victoria, Australia, services were fundamentally restructured through tendering processes. A competitive, productivist culture was introduced that challenged the professional ethos of nurses and a primary health orientation to the care of mothers and infants. This paper focuses on the pressures that the entrepreneurial environment presented to maternal and child health nurses' identity and collegial relations and to the coordination role. It argues that coordinators emerged as a Significant nursing management group at the interface of administrative change and the management of professional practice. Although many nurses skilfully negotiated tensions with peers and management, their leadership role needs further clarification and support.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2003.00464.x
Field of Research 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008728

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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