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Whose job is it anyway? The doctor/nurse debate

Whose job is it anyway? The doctor/nurse debate The reduction in junior doctors′ hours is a key objective for the NHS. Reports on the activities of junior doctors during randomly selected shifts over a four‐month period, in general medicine and obstetrics and gynaecology in a district general hospital. Raises issues of job design, stress management, work organization and general issues of staff training and professional restrictions. Points to the need for management action with regard to the training of all staff, the way the service production is organized and the introduction of multidisciplinary team working. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Health Manpower Management Emerald Publishing

Whose job is it anyway? The doctor/nurse debate

Health Manpower Management , Volume 21 (1): 3 – Feb 1, 1995

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1995 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0955-2065
DOI
10.1108/09552069510083999
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Abstract

The reduction in junior doctors′ hours is a key objective for the NHS. Reports on the activities of junior doctors during randomly selected shifts over a four‐month period, in general medicine and obstetrics and gynaecology in a district general hospital. Raises issues of job design, stress management, work organization and general issues of staff training and professional restrictions. Points to the need for management action with regard to the training of all staff, the way the service production is organized and the introduction of multidisciplinary team working.

Journal

Health Manpower ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 1995

Keywords: Communications; Doctors; Job design; National Health Service; Nurses; Roles; Stress; Team building; Training needs; Working hours

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