Historical trends in human resource issues of hospital nursing in the past generation

Huey-Ming Tzeng, Chang Yi Yin

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Abstract

▶ Strategic management of human resource in health care is indeed important to delivering high-quality care. ▶ Despite the fact that the nursing profession is growing and becoming more and more sophisticated, human resource issues have not changed in a dramatically significant way in the past generation. ▶ The aim of this study was to identify the historical trends in human resource issues related to hospital nursing in the past generation from 1977 to 2006. ▶ A total of 10,691 records were reviewed, resulting in 1,799 valid records that addressed human resource issues related to hospital nursing. ▶ Content analyses were conducted and a typology of human resource issues was developed. ▶ Productivity, work content and flow, and occupational hazards were the three most often reported themes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-25
Number of pages7
JournalNursing Economics
Volume27
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management

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