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The 'realities' of part-time nursing : a grounded theory study

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Lynnette Jamieson, Leonie Williams, Trudy Dwyer, W Lauder
Aim: To develop a theory that explains the ‘realities’ of part-time nursing. Background: While little is known about the phenomenon of part-time nursing, increasing numbers of nurses work in part-time employment. Methods: Grounded theory. Results: The problem that part-time nurses shared was an inability to achieve their personal optimal nursing potential. Motivators to work part-time, employment hours, speciality, individual and organisational factors formed contextual conditions that led to this problem. Part-time nurses responded to the challenges through a procession of adaptation and adjustment. Conclusion: Harnessing the full productive potential of part-time nurses requires support to limit the difficulties that they encounter. The developed theory provides a valuable guide to managerial action. Implications for nursing practice: Nurse Managers need to consider the developed substantive theory when planning and managing nurse workforces.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

16

Issue

7

Start Page

883

End Page

892

Number of Pages

10

eISSN

0966-0429

ISSN

1365-2834

Location

Oxford, England

Publisher

Blackwell Science

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Journal of nursing management.

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CQUniversity

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