Nurse Middle Managers’ Dispositions of Habitus: A Bourdieusian Analysis of Supporting Role Behaviors in Dutch and American Hospitals

P.C.B. Lalleman, Gerhard Smid, M.D. Lagerwey, L. Oldenhof, M.J. Schuurmans

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Abstract

A Magnet-related program has been recently adopted in the Netherlands. Support for staff nurses from nurse middle managers (NMMs) is a key component of such a program. A Bourdieusian ethnographic organizational case study in 4 hospitals in the Netherlands and the United States (Magnet, Magnet-related, and non-Magnet) was conducted to explore NMMs' supporting role behavior. Bourdieus concepts of habitus, field, and capital guided the analysis. Eight dispositions constitute NMMs habitus. A caring, clinical, and scientific disposition enhances NMMs' capital in particular organizations-as-fields. Further research is necessary to link Magnet (-related) program characteristics to various configurations of dispositions of NMMs habitus.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E1-E16
Number of pages17
JournalAdvances in Nursing Science
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015

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