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Khachian A, Manoochehri H, Pazargadie M, Akbarzadeh Baghban A. Challenges of Change Management: A Qualitative Study on Managers' Experiences in Nursing and Midwifery Schools. Hayat. 2012; 18 (1) :79-88
URL: http://hayat.tums.ac.ir/article-1-40-en.html

Abstract:   (6396 Views)

Background & Aim: The objective of this study was to investigate perspectives of managers regarding change management in nursing and midwifery schools.

Methods & Materials: In this qualitative study, we used a descriptive exploratory approach with triangulation. We used snow ball sampling to recruit faculty members of nursing and midwifery schools in Tehran. The participants were included in the study if they had at least 1-year experience as a faculty member. Data were gathered using semi-structured interviews in which a guide and field notes were used. Data were saturated after observing repetition of the codes. Latent content analysis was used for data analysis. The trustworthiness was achieved using a prolonged field experience, member check, peer check and sharing the content with two qualitative research experts.

Results: Ten participants (seven females and three males) aged 38-54 were interviewed. Three participants were employed in highly recognized management levels. Immediately after interviews, conceptual codes were extracted. Suggested themes were classified as concentration in management, managers&apos characteristics, and attitude toward change.

Conclusion: Accordingly, the concept of change management was postulated as the purpose of this study. Furthermore, its influencing factors were identified. The results of this study can be used by faculties of the nursing and midwifery schools to use them according to their organizational culture.


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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing Care
Published: 2013/08/20 | ePublished: 2013/08/20

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