Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
versão impressa ISSN 0104-1169
COSTA, Diovane Ghignatti da e DALL'AGNOL, Clarice Maria. Participative leadership in the management process of nightshift nursing. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2011, vol.19, n.6, pp. 1306-1313. ISSN 0104-1169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692011000600005.
This is a qualitative, exploratory, descriptive study, aiming to identify the perceptions of nurses regarding the leadership process and to analyze how this process takes place on the nightshift. Data collection was performed through the Focus Groups Technique, with 13 nightshift nurses of a public teaching hospital. Two categories that resulted from the thematic analysis are the focus of this article: the context of nightshift nursing work and leadership from the perception of the nightshift nurses. Teamwork is an important condition to vitalize the participatory perspective of the leadership process, given the necessary relationship of support and integration, above all in the nightshift nursing work. This exercise challenges the nurse in the solidification of a culture that promotes spaces for reflection regarding the work, integrating leadership with a learning process that is constituted through constructive bonds between the workers.
Palavras-chave : Leadership; Nursing; Night Work; Group Processes; Focus Groups.