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MOURA, Gisela Maria Schebella Souto de; MAGALHAES, Ana Maria Müller de; DALL'AGNOL, Clarice Maria  and  HOFFMEISTER, Louíse Viecili. The hidden face of a participatory process for the selection of head nurses. Texto contexto - enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.21, n.3, pp. 528-534. ISSN 0104-0707.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-07072012000300006.

The study presents a discussion about the articulation of nursing staffs in the development of a consulting process for the selection of head nurses in a university hospital. This is an exploratory-descriptive, qualitative study. Data collection was performed by means of interviews with nursing workers. The data were analyzed using thematic content analysis. Through the workers' expressions, two lines were observed that represent integration movements and separation movements in the trajectory of each staff. In some departments, the process takes place in an integrated way, guided by participation and democratic relationships. However, in others, the functioning of a group is characterized by internal division and underlying conflict. An overview on the totality of departments indicates that nursing staffs are at different evolution stages regarding the ways they participate and get involved in the dynamics of political-institutional life.

Keywords : Health management; Nursing staff; Selection behavior.

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