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Interview Assignment on Nursing
Pages 8 (2008 words)
This study was conducted to identify the challenges faced by managers in fulfilling their duties, role and responsibilities; and to find out whether or not there is a difference in challenges faced by inexperienced managers and those faced by experienced managers.
Two nurse managers were interviewed for this purpose. The interviews showed that the main challenges faced by managers are shortage of trained staff, inadequate training opportunities, lack of motivation, budget constraints and lack of team spirit. Detailed analysis of the interviews revealed that the experienced managers face more issues related to budget, maintaining the standard of patient delivery and implementing ethical code of conduct while dealing with patients while the relatively inexperienced managers face challenges like problem solving, authority issues and lack of efficient communication. 1. INTRODUCTION A nurse manager is responsible for conducting nursing programs in a large unit of a hospital; management related responsibilities of a nurse manager include: assisting in hiring employees, helping them in problem solving and goal setting, supervising the nursing quality in general, arranging for the training of personnel who need it and keeping a record of budget and supplies/equipment etc (Health care position study, 1990). ...
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