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A nursing service management strategy to prevent strike action by nurses in a hospital

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. M.E. Muller en_US
dc.contributor.author Mabange, Ntombizodwa Elsie
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-15T09:54:39Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-15T09:54:39Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-15
dc.date.submitted 1998
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/5827
dc.description M.Cur. en_US
dc.description.abstract The problem of strikes within the public institutions has infiltrated the health sector and has led to nurses participating in the strike action, which affects patient care. The involvement of unions and works' representatives in the health services cannot be wished away as it is a political and constitutional reality in South Africa. The researcher is concerned about the quality of awareness of nurses of the causes of strike action. Confusion amongst nurses about their professional rights and responsibilities contributes to labour unrest. The management of health services is at times not sensitive to the needs of nurses, and nurses are not always recognised for their inherent professional worth. The nursing management is also apparently confused about their roles and responsibilities towards their subordinates in respect of exerting their authority whilst not having the power to make decisions. The researcher, as an observer of the chaos caused by strike action in the health services, decided to investigate the matter through a phenomenological study. The parameters of nursing and beliefs about man, health, illness and nursing are also described. The following questions were generated : Why do nurses participate in strike action? How do professional nurses and nursing service managers experience strike action? What nursing service management strategy can be developed to prevent future strike action by nurses? The objectives of the study are to: Explore and describe the reasons why professional nurses participate in strike action in a public hospital in Gauteng. Explore and describe how strike action is experienced by professional nurses and nursing service managers; and To describe a strategy for nursing service managers to prevent future strike action by nurses within a health delivery system en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Strikes and lockouts - Hospitals - South Africa en_US
dc.subject Collective labor agreements - Hospitals - South Africa en_US
dc.subject Trade-unions - South Africa en_US
dc.subject Strikes and lockouts - Hospitals - South Africa - Prevention en_US
dc.title A nursing service management strategy to prevent strike action by nurses in a hospital en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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