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Opmerkings oor ’n ondersoek na die tekort aan verpleegpersoneel in transvaalse provinsiale hospitale, 1983

S.W. Booyens
Curationis | Vol 8, No 1 | a477 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v8i1.477 | © 1985 S.W. Booyens | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 September 1985 | Published: 27 September 1985

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The author investigated reasons for the shortage of nursing personnel in Transvaal provincial hospitals during 1983. Her findings are discussed in comparison with the findings of previous investigations into nursing shortages. The author found inter alia, that nurses enjoyed a high degree of job satisfaction. This verified the findings of other researchers. As in the studies of Venter, Schlebush, Searle and Cilliers. A large percentage of the respondents indicated that the irregular hours of duty were a source of dissatisfaction. Many nurses were in favour of higher remuneration for unpopular shifts. In correlation with Venter and Schiebusch the author found that nurses believed that they were underpaid. She also found that nurses were of the opinion that there was insufficient salary differentiation for varying responsibilities. Further significant areas of dissatisfaction were poor support from nursing service managers, insufficient opportunities for promotion and for participation in decision-making.


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