Journal article

NURSING OUTSIDE HOSPITALS - THE WORKING EXPERIENCE OF COMMUNITY NURSES - JOB CHARACTERISTICS

DR DUNT, MJ TEMPLESMITH, KA JOHNSON

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING STUDIES | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 1991

Abstract

The Community Nursing Project reports the results of a mailed questionnaire survey of the working and educational experience of 689 nurses employed outside hospitals and nursing homes in Victoria in 1985. This paper reports that part of the study relevant to their practice settings, job titles, job content and working conditions. Confusion about titles for community nurses was evident given that subjects offered 281 separate job titles. A title with the general form 'Community Nurse--specialist designation' was acceptable to 88% of nurses. Eighteen (of 57) job activities were identified that were performed at least weekly by four of the six principal practice areas. Therefore while the conce..

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