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The experiences and perceptions of nursing service managers regarding transformation of health services in selected provincial academic health complexes

R Buys, M Muller
Curationis | Vol 23, No 2 | a652 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v23i2.652 | © 2000 R Buys, M Muller | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 September 2000 | Published: 27 September 2000

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R Buys, Nursing department RAU, South Africa
M Muller, Professor of nursing RAU, South Africa

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Abstract

Nursing service managers are challenged with enormous transformations within the new political dispensation in South Africa. The objective of the study was to explore and describe the experiences and perceptions of the nursing service managers regarding transformation of health services in selected Provincial Academic Health Complexes. A qualitative, exploratory, descriptive and phenomenological design was employed utilising focus group interviews and narratives as methods of data collection. After content analysis was performed, results were grouped into management of health service transformation and quality of patient care in relation to the levels of the organisation. The levels in the organisation are individual level, group level, departmental level and organisational level. Positive and negative experiences and perceptions were identified.

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