Challenges Facing Nurses' Associations and Unions: A Global Perspective
Clark, Paul F., Clark, Darlene A., International Labour Review
Health care systems around the world are facing very significant challenges as they restructure and "reinvent" themselves in an effort to make more efficient use of available resources (ICN, 2001). As health care is a labour-intensive industry, the stresses experienced by these systems inevitably affect their employees.
Nurses, as the most highly trained caregivers with regular patient contact, are at the heart of any health care system. Widespread anecdotal evidence suggests that the problems in health care have had a particularly negative effect on the workplace experience of nurses.1 News accounts regularly report on the challenges nurses face in the workplace. These range from …
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Publication information: Article title: Challenges Facing Nurses' Associations and Unions: A Global Perspective. Contributors: Clark, Paul F. - Author, Clark, Darlene A. - Author. Journal title: International Labour Review. Volume: 142. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 1, 2003. Page number: 29. © 2008 Blackwell Publishers Ltd. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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