Nursing workforce: skirting the issue

Edwards, Christine, McLaren, Susan, Robinson, Olive and Whittock, Margaret (2002) Nursing workforce: skirting the issue. The Health service journal, 112(5793), pp. 28-29. ISSN (print) 0952-2271

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Abstract

A study of part-time nurses in three London trusts found that they were concentrated in lower grades and less likely to be involved in management than full-time nurses. While senior managers in the trusts were fully committed to flexible working, managers lower in the organisation felt that part-time working presented problems for continuity of care, and that part-time nurses were unwilling to work unsocial hours. A more strategic approach is needed to ensure that part-time nurses are employed most effectively at a time of acute nursing shortages.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Nursing and midwifery
Business and management studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Business and Law
Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences (until 2013)
Faculty of Business and Law > Kingston Business School (Leadership, HRM and Organisation) (until July 2013)
Depositing User: Automatic Import Agent
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010 08:38
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2010 11:27
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/7209

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