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Staff Rostering

R.A.E. Thompson
Curationis | Vol 1, No 1 | a204 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v1i1.204 | © 1978 R.A.E. Thompson | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 September 1978 | Published: 25 September 1978

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R.A.E. Thompson, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Abstract

Staff rostering is a key factor in nursing management with potential to bring life to, or to paralyse the system. This places immense responsibility on those in charge of rostering, and an all but intolerable load if the task is incumbent upon any one person. Nurse administrators (managers) who have handled such a task, are to be congratulated on the order they have created out of potential ‘chaos’. It would seem, however, that the time is surely ripe for regular appraisals of the situation with a resultant increased participation in the policy and decision-making process.

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