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Working conditions that contribute to absenteeism among nurses in a provincial hospital in the Limpopo Province

M Nyathi
Curationis | Vol 31, No 1 | a903 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v31i1.903 | © 2008 M Nyathi | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 September 2008 | Published: 28 September 2008

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M Nyathi,, South Africa

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Absenteeism results in an increased workload for nurses who stand in for colleagues and can lead to situations in which a lack of motivation among nurses and a lowering of the quality of patient care may occur. The researcher observed that certain conditions, such as inflexible working schedules, were given as reasons for the absenteeism in units in a provincial hospital. A non-experimental, descriptive, quantitative study was undertaken. The purpose of the article was to describe the working conditions that contribute to absenteeism among the professional and sub-professional nurses at a provincial hospital in the Limpopo province of South Africa.


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