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Development and operalisation of a support programme for nursing service managers: Part 2

M. Poggenpoel, A. Gmeiner
Curationis | Vol 19, No 2 | a1317 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v19i2.1317 | © 1996 M. Poggenpoel, A. Gmeiner | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 March 1996 | Published: 27 March 1996

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M. Poggenpoel,, South Africa
A. Gmeiner,, South Africa

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Abstract

This paper describes research conducted to develop and implement a support programme for nursing service managers suffering from fatigue. The support programme was developed on the basis of results obtained from a survey that ascertained nursing service managers' views about the problems they were experiencing in their everyday lives. A multiple case-study design was utilised to describe the operationalisation of the support programme. The sample consisted of forty-eight English speaking and fifty-two Afrikaans speaking nursing service managers from the old Transvaal region (Gauteng, North West and Eastern Transvaal The support programme was implemented during two one-day workshops, one with the Afrikaans speaking group and one with the English speaking group of nursing service managers. Data were gathered about operationalisation of the support programme through multiple methods: observation, audiotape recordings, written documents and field notes. The data were analysed by utilising the methods of descriptive analysis.

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