Nurse Perceived of Caring Leadership: A Qualitative Descriptive Study


  • Ni Made Nopita Wati Department of Nursing, STIKes Wira Medika Bali, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • R. Tri Rahyuning Lestari Department of Nursing, STIKes Widya Dharma Husada Tanggerang, Banten 15417, Indonesia
  • Gita Ayuningtyas Department of Nursing, STIKes Widya Dharma Husada Tanggerang, Banten 15417, Indonesia
  • Ni Bodro Ardi Department of Nursing, STIKes Widya Dharma Husada Tanggerang, Banten 15417, Indonesia
  • I Gede Juanamasta Department of Nursing, STIKes Wira Medika Bali, Denpasar, Indonesia



Caring, Leadership, Nurse, Descriptive qualitative


BACKGROUND: The leader’s attitude or behavior to staff or subordinates greatly determined a conducive working atmosphere in a hospital. Decrease in performance and job dissatisfaction will impact work productivity, attendance (absenteeism), the quality of services provided, and the exit of the workforce itself (turn-over). This is why the importance of a harmonious relationship between a leader and his staff or subordinates.

AIM: This study aims to determine nurses’ views regarding caring leadership of the head of the room.

METHODS: The research method used in this study is descriptive qualitative with a face-to-face interview. Fifteen registered nurses were involved in this study that interacts directly to the patient and nurse manager. The data were analyzed by content analysis.

RESULTS: Nurse perceived caring leadership, including giving positive feelings, listening, encouraging, influencing, experience, proactive, and struggling for the subordinates.

CONCLUSION: A deep understanding of caring leadership could bring the curricula with the new course of caring leadership. The student can learn and practice from the early time. It would bring a caring attitude as a part of their own life.


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Wati NMN, Lestari RTR, Ayuningtyas G, Ardi NB, Juanamasta IG. Nurse Perceived of Caring Leadership: A Qualitative Descriptive Study. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2021 Sep. 13 [cited 2021 Oct. 19];9(G):88-93. Available from:



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