Managing as blended care

J Nurs Adm. 1994 Sep;24(9):29-36.


As part of a research project on managerial work based on a new model of the roles, the head nurse of a hospital unit was observed during a working day. Her work is described, with reference especially to the roles of leading, linking, controlling, and doing. Conclusions are drawn about the advantages of a craft style of management as opposed to the more traditional "boss" or professional styles. The author also discusses what those in general management can learn from those in nursing management, which seems best practiced out in the open, on one's feet, as a kind of blended care.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Hospital Units / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Models, Organizational
  • Nursing, Supervisory*
  • Primary Nursing / organization & administration
  • Quebec
  • Task Performance and Analysis