Analysis of the effect of conflict-management and resolution training on employee stress at a healthcare organization

Hosp Top. 2005 Fall;83(4):11-7. doi: 10.3200/HTPS.83.4.11-18.


Conflict is inevitable and can be both positive and negative. Although it is impossible, and probably not wise, to eliminate conflict, it is prudent for healthcare organizations to provide direct instruction in conflict-management training. In this study, 23 supervisors and managers in a local healthcare organization participated in two 3-hour sessions designed to teach practical conflict-management strategies immediately applicable to their workplace duties and responsibilities. A comparison of pretest and posttest measures indicates statistically significant differences in four areas and suggests a positive influence of the brief intervention.

MeSH terms

  • Conflict, Psychological*
  • Female
  • Florida
  • Health Facilities*
  • Hospital Administrators
  • Humans
  • Inservice Training
  • Interprofessional Relations*
  • Male
  • Negotiating*
  • Staff Development
  • Stress, Psychological*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires