عنوان مقاله [English]
Background and Objective: The leadership style is the most important and basic management elementsthat
effective on service delivery and quality of patient care.Clinical leadership role as an important factor in
achieving improved quality care and patient safety is well-known.So the purpose of this study was to determine
the relationship between clinical leadership competencies of midwives has been done indices mother-friendly
hospital with Mother Friendly Hospitals Indicators.
Methods and Materials:This is a correlation study which was conducted in eight hospitals of Iran University
of Medical Sciences. Research community was all the midwives ofmentioned hospitals. Samples were selected
by census method (n: 200). Data gathering tools were self-assessment questionnaires and hospital information
form.For data analysis, SPSS version 20 was used.
Results: Based on the survey results, 82.5% did not have a history of managerial positions and 87.1% of them
had not passed any management course. Midwives, level of clinical leadership competencies assessed as very
high (mean: 3.52). Among the areas of leadership in clinic of Level 2 and 3 there was no difference between
the two levels. Between clinical leadership competencies of midwives with index average of mother-friendly
hospital there was a negative correlation.
Conclusion: The level of preparedness and organizational maturity of staff affect the leadership style of every
organization including hospitals.If the employees are mature enough to perform well,they should be supported
and encouraged by managers and be involved in making better decisions and quality improvement of the
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