|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||The 'realities' of part-time nursing: A grounded theory study|
|Authors:||Jamieson, Lynn N|
Williams, Leonie Mosel
education and training
nursing work time
|Citation:||Jamieson LN, Williams LM, Lauder W & Dwyer T (2008) The 'realities' of part-time nursing: A grounded theory study, Journal of Nursing Management, 16 (7), pp. 883-892.|
|Abstract:||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, specialty, individual and organizational factors formed contextual conditions that led to this problem. Part-time nurses responded to the challenges through a process 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 nursing workforces.|
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