By the day nurses bank up in a casual pool!

FitzGerald, M. & Bonner, A. (2007) By the day nurses bank up in a casual pool! International Journal of Nursing Studies, 44(5), pp. 653-654.

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We suspect that the array of silly names used to refer to temporary staff worldwide may be indicative of the extent to which these nurses have been relegated to, and we would argue, remain in, a type of underclass – relatively unsupported by employers in terms of professional practice and ipso facto excluded from contributing professionally to team work, practice development, clinical governance and evidence based practice. This may be acceptable to some but in a climate of risk averseness and in the interests of strategic planning we would suggest it is an accident waiting to happen. The recent UK Royal College of Nursing (RCN) (Ball & Pike, 2006) survey of bank and agency nurses brings a welcome focus on a group of nurses that make a significant contribution to the smooth running of health services in many countries.

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ID Code: 43812
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Export Date: 20 July 2011 Source: Scopus CODEN: IJNUA
Keywords: Agency nurses, Bank nurses, Bank staff, Casual employment, Casual nurses, Team performance, Temporary nurses, cooperation, editorial, employment, health personnel attitude, human, nursing staff, organization and management, personnel management, psychological aspect, public relations, register, safety, salary and fringe benefit, United Kingdom, Attitude of Health Personnel, Cooperative Behavior, Great Britain, Humans, Interprofessional Relations, Personnel Staffing and Scheduling, Registries, Safety Management, Salaries and Fringe Benefits
ISSN: 0020-7489
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Labour Economics (140211)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyrght 2007 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 08 Aug 2011 03:50
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2011 03:53

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