Changes in Transformational Leadership and Empirical Quality Outcomes in a Finnish Hospital over a Two-Year Period: A Longitudinal Study

This paper describes the changes in transformational leadership and quality outcomes that occurred between 2008 and 2011 in a Finnish university hospital that is aiming to meet the Magnet standards. [from abstract]

Does Finnish Hospital Staff Job Satisfaction Vary across Occupational Groups?

The aim of this study was to evaluate job satisfaction of all staff working at a Finnish university hospital, identify differences in job satisfaction between staff groups, and explore the relationship between their self-evaluated quality of work and job satisfaction. [from abstract]

Nurse Managers' Leadership Styles in Finland

The intention of this study was to explore nurses’ and supervisors’ perceptions of nurse managers’ leadership styles. [from abstract]

Job Satisfaction of Finnish Nursing Staff: The Development of a Job Satisfaction Scale and Survey Results

This paper describes the development of the Kuopio University Hospital Job Satisfaction Scale and the results of the survey. The scale was developed through a systematic literature review, and its validity and reliability were assessed using several psychometric properties including expert evaluation, a pilot survey, and exploratory factor analysis. [from abstract]

Occupational Stress and Implementation of Information Technology Among Nurses Working on Acute Psychiatric Wards

The purpose of the study was to survey experiences of occupational stress and perceived work environment among nurses working on acute psychiatric wards in Finland. In addition, nurses’ use and attitudes towards information technology were analyzed. [from abstract]

Clinical Decision Support Must Be Useful, Functional Is Not Enough: A Qualitative Study of Computer-Based Clinical Decision Support in Primary Care

Health information technology, particularly electronic decision support systems, can reduce the existing gap between evidence-based knowledge and health care practice but professionals have to accept and use this information. Evidence is scant on which features influence the use of computer-based clinical decision support (eCDS) in primary care and how different professional groups experience it. The aim of this research was to describe specific reasons for using or not using eCDS among primary care professionals. [from abstract]

Managers' Perspectives on Recruitment and Human Resource Development Practices in Primary Health Care

The aim of this study is to describe primary health care manager’ attitudes and views on recruitment and human resource development in general and to ascertain whether there are any differences in the views of managers in the southern and northern regions of Finland. [from abstract]

Healthcare Professionals' Intentions to Use Clinical Guidelines: a Survey Using the Theory of Planned Behaviour

This study evaluated which factors affect health professionals’ intentions to use clinical guidelines generally in their decision-making on patient care. [adapted from abstract]