Role of the ward sister: tensions, pressures, opportunities

Doherty, Carole, Gatenby, Mark and Hales, Colin (2010) Role of the ward sister: tensions, pressures, opportunities. Nursing Standard, 24, (51), 35-40.


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This article investigates the factors that have shaped the role and work experiences of ward sisters and charge nurses. The article considers how ward sisters make sense of the tensions between their clinical and managerial responsibilities and the contradictions inherent in different aspects of their role. It offers suggestions on how these tensions might be alleviated

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0029-6570 (print)
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Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Law > Southampton Management School
ePrint ID: 336290
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2012 08:53
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:19

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