Nursing work and the use of nursing time

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Show simple item record Duffield, C Gardner, G Catling-Paull, C 2010-07-15T07:27:41Z 2008-12
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2008, 17 (24), pp. 3269 - 3274
dc.identifier.issn 0962-1067
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Aim. To find that changes in models of service delivery together with the dynamic nature of the contemporary health care context have changed the direction and focus of nurses' work. The aim of this paper is to explore some of the drivers for change and their impact and recommend a way forward to optimising nurses' work in the hospital environment. Background. The healthcare workplace has been transformed over the past 20 years in response to economic and service pressures. However, some of these reforms have had undesirable consequences for nurses' work in hospitals and the use of their time and skills. Results. As the pace and complexity of hospital care increases, nursing work is expanding at both ends of the complexity continuum. Nurses often undertake tasks which less qualified staff could do while at the other end of the continuum, are unable to use their high level skills and expertise. This inefficiency in the use of nursing time may also impact negatively on patient outcomes. Conclusions. Nurses' work that does not directly contribute to patient care, engage higher order cognitive skills or provide opportunity for role expansion may decrease retention of well-qualified and highly skilled nurses in the health workforce. Relevance to clinical practice. In this climate of nursing shortages, we need to use nurses in a cost-effective but also, intellectually satisfying manner, to achieve a sustainable nursing workforce. © 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2008.02637.x
dc.title Nursing work and the use of nursing time
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Clinical Nursing
dc.journal.volume 24
dc.journal.volume 17
dc.journal.number 24 en_US
dc.publocation Oxford, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 3269 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 3274 en_US FOH.Centre for Health Services Management en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 840194
dc.personcode 995204
dc.percentage 100 en_US Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity ISI:000261064200003 en_US
dc.description.keywords Nurses
dc.description.keywords Nursing activity
dc.description.keywords Nursing practice
dc.description.keywords Nursing workforce
dc.description.keywords Workforce issues
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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