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Staff development and education

R.A.E. Thompson
Curationis | Vol 5, No 4 | a451 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v5i4.451 | © 1982 R.A.E. Thompson | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 September 1982 | Published: 27 September 1982

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Nursing has been greatly influenced by developments within the health services in general. Factors effecting these changes include increased scientific knowledge, increased demand for quality health care, and the concept of the hospital being a social institution that provides services to all community members. Because hospitals are becoming increasingly complex, and because nursing is a key department in any facility that aims to meet the health care needs of the population, it is essential that nursing administrative staff be competent managers.


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