RN? Registered or rubber nurse?

Ross, Cheryl and Rogers, Cath (2017) RN? Registered or rubber nurse? Collegian. ISSN 1322-7696


This paper, as part of a larger critical ethnographic doctoral study, describes the influence of workplace regulation, nursing culture and a lack of role boundaries on nursing workload. Nursing workload is of keen interest in a climate where shortages of staff and limited funding constrain the number of registered nurses available to provide direct clinical care. Contemporary nursing work is subject to ‘measurement’ using a raft of workload measurement tools which qualify and quantify a range of tasks which nurses perform. However, such tools do not recognise the ‘other’ work which nurses do related to workplace culture and climate.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to ArticleFirst version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2017 02:28
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2018 01:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: culture; climate; role boundaries; ethnography; nursing workload
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.colegn.2017.02.001
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30750

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