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Making the Best Use of Nursing Skills Managers and Clinicians in Partnership

Making the Best Use of Nursing Skills Managers and Clinicians in Partnership The issue of workforce planning in nursing is explored. The problemof nurse shortages and how this might be met are addressed. The conceptof skill mix in nursing is discussed and the ramifications clarified. Itis noted that the most effective means of dealing with workforceplanning is not by applying complex systems designed by others but byinvolving the staff themselves in solving the problem. The importance ofmaking nursing staff feel valued is stressed. A case study outlining thedevelopment of quality cycles in an elderly persons unit is described. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Management in Medicine Emerald Publishing

Making the Best Use of Nursing Skills Managers and Clinicians in Partnership

Journal of Management in Medicine , Volume 5 (1): 6 – Jan 1, 1991

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0268-9235
DOI
10.1108/02689239110139916
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Abstract

The issue of workforce planning in nursing is explored. The problemof nurse shortages and how this might be met are addressed. The conceptof skill mix in nursing is discussed and the ramifications clarified. Itis noted that the most effective means of dealing with workforceplanning is not by applying complex systems designed by others but byinvolving the staff themselves in solving the problem. The importance ofmaking nursing staff feel valued is stressed. A case study outlining thedevelopment of quality cycles in an elderly persons unit is described.

Journal

Journal of Management in MedicineEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1991

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