Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0034-7167
WEHBE, Grasiela and GALVAO, Maria Cristina. Applying Situational Leadership in emergency nursing. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2005, vol.58, n.1, pp. 33-38. ISSN 0034-7167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672005000100006.
This study aimed to identify the correspondence of opinions between nurses and nursing staff members who work at the emergency unit regarding the leadership style performed by nurses and the style nurses must adopt considering the maturity level of nursing staff members and the care provided at the unit. Situational Leadership was adopted as a theoretical reference framework. In order to achieve these goals, instruments were elaborated and applied to 24 research participants. Results demonstrated that the leadership style nurses most frequently perform was E3 (participating), and that nurses should adopt leadership style E4 (delegating) in view of the nursing staff's level of maturity, suggesting that staff members present a high level of maturity (M4).
Keywords : Emergency nursing; Leadership; Patient care.