Do Australian public and nonprofit nurses cope with administrative stressors?

Teo, Stephen, Newton, Cameron J., Chang, Esther, Pick, David, & Yeung, Melissa (2011) Do Australian public and nonprofit nurses cope with administrative stressors? In Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management : East Meets West – Enlightening, Balancing, Transcending, 12 – 16 August 2011, San Antonio, Texas.

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The nursing profession in Australia and other OECD countries such as the USA and the UK, have focused on ways to recruit and retain nurses (e.g., Bartram, Joiner, & Stanton, 2004). Research has shown that the most common factors impacting negatively on retention include sources of nursing stress such as workload and work environment. While the literature has shown that nursing staff encounter these stressors, studies do not examine the effects of stress caused by an increasing degree of administrative demand placed on nurses, caused by the new public management (NPM) reform in public and nonprofit (PNP) health care organizations. At best, some studies have alluded to some aspects of administrative related stressors (vis-a-vis nursing related stressors such as death, sickness, etc), but they have not been examined in any detail. Similarly, extant research has not examined how nurses cope with these administrative stressors. These will be the main aims of the present study.

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ID Code: 45623
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Public Nurses, Nonprofit Nurses , Coping Strategies, Administrative Stressors, Australia
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Behaviour (150311)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 30 Aug 2011 22:39
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2011 19:13

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