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Nurses’ work experiences following hospital merger: Evidence of structural disempowerment
  • Sarah NOGUES,
  • Diane-Gabrielle TREMBLAY
Universite TELUQ

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Diane-Gabrielle TREMBLAY
Universite TELUQ
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In recent years, healthcare organizations in North America have undergone major structural changes. As research indicates negative impacts of mergers on patient outcomes and difficulties for the nursing work group in particular, the present paper aims to answer calls for more research about the long-term effects of major organizational change on nursing professionals' well-being and professional practice. We used an exploratory qualitative research design and interviewed 43 nursing professionals in various roles, ranging from clinical nurses, nurse practitioners, to head nurses and nursing advisors. Drawing on the job demands-resources model and the person-environment fit theory, our data analysis suggests that the merger has led to a global structural disempowerment, with negative consequences for the nursing practice environment and nurse retention.
02 Nov 2022Submitted to International Journal of Health Planning and Management
03 Nov 2022Submission Checks Completed
03 Nov 2022Assigned to Editor
03 Nov 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
09 Nov 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
21 Mar 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Major
26 Aug 20231st Revision Received
26 Aug 2023Submission Checks Completed
26 Aug 2023Assigned to Editor
26 Aug 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
01 Sep 2023Editorial Decision: Accept