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A framework for caring in the human resource management process of nurses

A. Minnaar
Curationis | Vol 25, No 1 | a705 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v25i1.705 | © 2002 A. Minnaar | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 September 2002 | Published: 27 September 2002

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A. Minnaar, University of Natal, South Africa

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The aim of this paper is to describe the provision of a human value system in nursing management that would lead to an environment conducive to quality of care to nurses. Caring is a complex phenomenon with caring concepts which emphasized the human element in human resource management in the health services. Watson (1985) focused on the philosophical and spiritual basis of caring. The ten carative factors as described by Watson (1985) were used as a framework for the application of caring to the human resource management process in nursing. This framework enables a basis for the development of a caring environment for the nurse manager, in which the nurse could experience caring. It served as a point of departure for a research study undertaken during 2000 on caring to the caregivers in health services.


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