The Psychological Well-Being of Front-Line Clinical Professionals during Wide Scale Organisational Change: A Qualitative Study of NHS Staff

Seela Bhadran, Renjith (2013) The Psychological Well-Being of Front-Line Clinical Professionals during Wide Scale Organisational Change: A Qualitative Study of NHS Staff. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Although the clinical profession is often regarded as stressful, vulnerable to various types of dangerous situations and psychologically demanding environments, there has been an astonishing lack of study into the area of psychological well-being amongst clinical professionals, especially during a period of organisational change. This research study is rare and a combination of aspects related to the principles of HR, Strategic management, Organisational change, Psychology and Public Health.

Background, Objective: Psychological well-being of clinical professionals is believed to be very essential for the quality of health distribution. There is astonishing evidence to suggest that, organisational change and implementation of change can influence apparently to the well-being of the employees and can result in a range of harmful consequences for the individuals, their organisation and clients; if it goes wrong. The object of the study is to conduct a study in order to understand psychological well-being of clinical professionals during a wide scale organisational change. This study includes various dimensions that contribute to psychological well-being as a result of review from various literatures. Methodological design and approach are also explored and the way to conduct interviews for the data collection is further specified.

Data Collection and Analysis: The study investigated various elements of the psychological well-being of clinical professionals such as: work satisfaction, organisational behaviour and change, strategic management, implementation, psychological contract etc. therefore I have conducted semi-structured interviews with 12 clinical professionals and gathered all sufficient information. Data has been transcribed and analysed in such a way to identify the key themes and issues related to the research interest.

Results: The result showed that significant portion of clinical professionals are subjected to change and have experienced work pressure and stress. Contributions to theory and, major themes found in this research are discussed.

The strengths and limitations of this study are further explained. Opportunities to the future researches and impacts of organisational changes in terms of psychological wellbeing of employees are explored. Personal inspirations and practical difficulties during the process of study are finally presented.

Author’s Conclusion: The result of the study identified the significant impact of the organisational change amongst clinical practitioners in Midlingham* NHS Trust. The findings from this study give a clear picture of psychological well-being status of clinical professionals, together with the comparison of existing literatures. The most important factor was that the status of psychological well-being is still maintained, even at the adverse circumstances, due to the leadership qualities of Midlingham NHS Trust.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
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Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2021 14:07
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2021 14:07

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