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The Relationship of Nurses and Head-Nurses’ Psychological Empowerment with Head-Nurses’ Leadership Style

Mahbobe Sadat Hoseini Zare 1 , * , Gholamhossein Mahmoudirad 1 and Zohre Vanaki 2
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1 Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, IR Iran
2 Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
Article information
  • Modern Care Journal: October 2015, 12 (4); e8670
  • Published Online: October 31, 2015
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: August 31, 2015
  • Accepted: October 10, 2015
  • DOI: 10.17795/modernc.8670

To Cite: Hoseini Zare M S, Mahmoudirad G, Vanaki Z. The Relationship of Nurses and Head-Nurses’ Psychological Empowerment with Head-Nurses’ Leadership Style, Mod Care J. 2015 ; 12(4):e8670. doi: 10.17795/modernc.8670.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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