Journal article

Agency nursing work in acute care settings: perceptions of hospital nursing managers and agency nurse providers

E Manias, R Aitken, A Peerson, J Parker, K Wong

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2003

Abstract

There is a paucity of research in investigating agency nursing work from the perspectives of hospital nursing managers and agency nurse providers. This exploratory paper examines the hospital nursing managers' and agency nurse providers' perceptions and experiences of agency nursing work. Individual, in-depth interviews were conducted with three agency nurse providers and eight hospital nursing managers. Because of the lack of previous research in this area, an exploratory, semi-structured interviewing technique was deemed appropriate. Three major themes emerged from interview data: planning for ward allocation, communication and professionalism. In planning for ward allocation, hospital man..

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