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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: The 'realities' of part-time nursing: A grounded theory study
Author(s): Jamieson, Lynn N
Williams, Leonie Mosel
Lauder, William
Dwyer, Trudy
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Keywords: career development
education and training
grounded theory
nursing work time
Patient education
Self-care, Health
Chronic diseases Treatment
Issue Date: Oct-2008
Date Deposited: 15-May-2013
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.
DOI Link: 10.1111/j.1365-2934.2007.00836.x
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