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Die saalsuster as koördineerder

A. Bruwer
Curationis | Vol 3, No 1 | a215 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v3i1.215 | © 1980 A. Bruwer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 September 1980 | Published: 26 September 1980

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A. Bruwer, Departement van Gesondheid, Welsyn en Pensioene, South Africa

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Abstract

The hospital as unique organisational unit is proposed, based on the theory of the existence o f a dual authority system within the hospital. The place of the ward sister in the hospital is explored with emphasis on her co-ordinating function. This function of the nurse is not limited to nursing activities alone but refers in particular to her role as co-ordinator of patient care. If the nurse is to retain this special position in the hospital organisation a more structured approach towards teaching of administrative skills is advocated to enable the nurse to create a therapeutic milieu in the ward.

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