Leadership in nursing homes – impact on quality of care, job satisfaction and costs

While units in the private sector are primarily evaluated in the light of the profit generated and future dividend, it is challenging to identify indicators which measure successful public provision.

In addition to limited consumer sovereignty and quality problems, insufficient incentives to optimal operations may occur, as well as work environment problems, lack of relevant learning and decreased productivity. These threats make management and leadership in publicly owned nursing homes challenging and important to explore.  

Research questions:

  • What kinds of leadership that exist in Norwegian nursing homes?
  • Are some types of leadership more efficient and effective in creating quality for the patients and job satisfaction among employees?
  • Are some types of leadership more suitable in order to reduce the costs – and if so: why?
  • What is the relationship between: leadership, quality, job satisfaction and cost?
Published May 16, 2011 6:04 PM - Last modified May 16, 2011 6:16 PM