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Attitudes of professional nurses towards strikes implications for nursing education

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dc.contributor.advisor Mashaba, T.G.
dc.contributor.advisor Mhlongo, T.
dc.contributor.author Luthuli, Nokuzola Dorcas
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-10T09:07:32Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-10T09:07:32Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1291
dc.description Submitted in fulfilment of the requirements of Master of Arts (Curationis) in the Department of Nursing Science at the University of Zululand, South Africa, 1998. en_US
dc.description.abstract The main aim of this study was to ascertain the attitudes of professional nurses towards strike action and its implication on nursing education. The study was done in two hospitals in the KwaZulu-Natal province. A descriptive survey was undertaken. The total sample consisted of two hundred professional nurses. The study revealed that the majority of professional nurses were against strikes, but the feeling that they are exploited by the employing body and management policies appears to make nurses to strike. The strong influence of Trade Unions in nurses strikes was also confirmed. Many factors were identified as causing strikes, but poor salaries and working conditions were the main causes of these strikes. The study also revealed that patients suffer a lot during strikes and student nurses also suffer because there was no clinical teaching and learning. Recommendations made highlighted the urgent need for active participation of the employing body, management, professional nurses, and the public in preventing nurses strike. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject Strikes - professional nurses en_US
dc.title Attitudes of professional nurses towards strikes implications for nursing education en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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