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dc.contributor.author Suderman, Eleanor Mary en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-15T15:20:56Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-15T15:20:56Z
dc.date.issued 1997-05-01T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/907
dc.description.abstract This research reveals that nurses caught in the maelstrom of health care reform experience a transition that is highly significant, even when they retain employment. A phenomenological method was employed to: (1) explore the experiences of nurses in a tertiary hospital undergoing restructuring; (2) find out what these experiences meant to nurses; and (3) discover what made their experiences positive or negative. A sample of 10 nurses, including staff nurses, clinicians and unit managers, participated in 60 to 90 minute interviews to share their stories. Data, analyzed using the approach described by Paterson and Zderad (1988), demonstrate that during restructuring, nurses experience numerous losses, along with some gains. As a result, they undergo a significant internal realignment which is consistent with Bridges' (1980) transition framework. Their experiences are made better or worse by factors in the organization, in their personal lives, and within themselves. Leaders who manage restructuring and nurseswho experience it, must take heed of management practices, union processes and personal factors that moderate these experiences, often in a profound way. en_US
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dc.language en en_US
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dc.title The lived experience of nurses during a hospital restructuring en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Nursing en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Nursing (M.N.) en_US


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