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Title: The implementation of systematic nursing in selected hospitals in India : a chronicle of the change process
Author: Sirra, Esther
ISNI:       0000 0001 3416 2807
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1986
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This study presents a chronicle of the change process involved in the implementation of systematic nursing in two hospitals in India. The theoretical foundation of the study is drawn from systems theory and planned change theory. Action research methods were employed and the study was conducted in phases. An exploratory study was under? taken involving participant observation and unstructured interviews. The existing system of nursing practice was found to be traditional, task-oriented and ritualistic. Preparations for change, including a teaching programme, were carried out over a three month period, and data collecting tools were developed. Two male medical and surgical and three female medical and surgical wards (altogether five wards) were involved in the study. A period of six months was spent on the implementation of systematic nursing. The nurse managers, educators, ward sisters, trained nurses and general nursing students were involved in the change process. The study suggesued . that a model of planned change was necess? ary in order to implement systematic nursing. It was concluded that an education programme is necessary to prepare nurses to participate in such a change process. The managerial support and involvement of all those who were concerned with the change was deemed essential. Implications arising from the present study for the development of systematic nursing in research, nursing education and practice are outlined.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Medicine