An analysis of nurse managers human resources management related to HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis affected/infected nurses in selected hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal – An Ethnographic study.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/322280
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Thesis
Level of Evidence:
Qualitative Study, Ethnography
Research Approach:
Qualitative Research
Title:
An analysis of nurse managers human resources management related to HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis affected/infected nurses in selected hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal – An Ethnographic study.
Author(s):
Kerr, Jane; Brysiewicz, Petra; Bhengu, Busisiwe Rosemary
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau Lambda-at-Large
Author Details:
Jane Kerr, PhD, email:kerrj@ukzn.ac.za, http://nursing.ukzn.ac.za/Staff/DrJaneKerr.aspx;Petra Brysiewicz, PhD, email:brysiewiczp@ukzn.ac.za, http://nursing.ukzn.ac.za/Staff/ProfPetraBrysiewicz.aspx; Busisiwe R. Bhengu,PhD, email:bhengub2@ukzn.ac.za
Abstract:

ABSTRACT

INTRODUCTION: Providing sufficient quality nurses in resource strapped countries is a human resource management challenge which nurse managers experience on a daily basis.

THE PURPOSE of this study was to analyse and to determine the issues which affect the human resources management of nurse managers in selected hospitals in the eThekwini District of the Province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and to formulate draft guidelines to assist nurse managers with human resource management.

METHODOLOGY: A constructionist, reflexive ethnographic approach was used. The ethnographer spent two years in the field collecting data from informants, who were nurse managers, in four (4) selected district hospitals. Data was collected using unstructured informant interviews, non-participant observation and confirmatory document analysis. Data analysis led to eliciting codes from the data, searching for semantic relationships, performing componential analyses and discovering the themes for discussion within the final ethnographic report. A nominal group process was used to develop the draft guidelines.

FINDINGS: The findings showed that the human resources management around sick nurses is a complex task. The themes of nurse managers’ experiences were a “burden” of maintaining confidentiality, as well as an emotional burden. Administratively, they experience the burden of absenteeism and the burden of policy compliance. The final theme is the burden of the deaths of HIV and Tuberculosis affected/infected nurses.

CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS: Organizations should create a non-judgmental work environment where non- disclosure by employees is respected in order to promote disclosure. They should have an awareness of the emotional effect on nurse managers and provide them with support. Emphasis needs to be placed on an HIV and AIDS policy and programme, incapacity leave workplace strategies and return to work policies. It is also recommended that contingency plans be provided when the death or prolonged absence of an employee impacts the staffing of the organization; consideration to be given to piloting and refining the draft guidelines; the management of employees on prolonged sick leave be included in the Nursing Administration Curricula taught to future nurse managers; and further research be conducted to assess employee reluctance to report needle stick injuries (sharps injuries) as well as the related phenomenon of stigmatization.

Keywords:
absenteeism; hiv/aids; tb; nurse managers; human resource interventions; nurses' health
MeSH:
Absenteeism; HIV; Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Tuberculosis; Nurse Administrators; Personnel Administration, Hospital--manpower; Occupational Health
Repository Posting Date:
27-Jun-2014
Date of Publication:
27-Jun-2014
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Description:
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The Sigma Theta Tau International grant application that funded this research, in whole or in part, was completed by the applicant and peer-reviewed prior to the award of the STTI grant. No further peer-review has taken place upon the completion of the STTI grant final report and its appearance in this repository.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryAbstracten
dc.typeThesisen
dc.evidence.levelQualitative Study, Ethnographyen
dc.research.approachQualitative Researchen
dc.titleAn analysis of nurse managers human resources management related to HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis affected/infected nurses in selected hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal – An Ethnographic study.en
dc.contributor.authorKerr, Jane-
dc.contributor.authorBrysiewicz, Petra-
dc.contributor.authorBhengu, Busisiwe Rosemary-
dc.contributor.departmentTau Lambda-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsJane Kerr, PhD, email:kerrj@ukzn.ac.za, http://nursing.ukzn.ac.za/Staff/DrJaneKerr.aspx;Petra Brysiewicz, PhD, email:brysiewiczp@ukzn.ac.za, http://nursing.ukzn.ac.za/Staff/ProfPetraBrysiewicz.aspx; Busisiwe R. Bhengu,PhD, email:bhengub2@ukzn.ac.zaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/322280-
dc.description.abstract<p align="center"><strong>ABSTRACT</strong></p> <p>INTRODUCTION: Providing sufficient quality nurses in resource strapped countries is a human resource management challenge which nurse managers experience on a daily basis.</p> <p>THE PURPOSE of this study was to analyse and to determine the issues which affect the human resources management of nurse managers in selected hospitals in the eThekwini District of the Province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and to formulate draft guidelines to assist nurse managers with human resource management.</p> <p>METHODOLOGY: A constructionist, reflexive ethnographic approach was used. The ethnographer spent two years in the field collecting data from informants, who were nurse managers, in four (4) selected district hospitals. Data was collected using unstructured informant interviews, non-participant observation and confirmatory document analysis. Data analysis led to eliciting codes from the data, searching for semantic relationships, performing componential analyses and discovering the themes for discussion within the final ethnographic report. A nominal group process was used to develop the draft guidelines.</p> <p>FINDINGS: The findings showed that the human resources management around sick nurses is a complex task. The themes of nurse managers’ experiences were a “burden” of maintaining confidentiality, as well as an emotional burden. Administratively, they experience the burden of absenteeism and the burden of policy compliance. The final theme is the burden of the deaths of HIV and Tuberculosis affected/infected nurses.</p> <p>CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS: Organizations should create a non-judgmental work environment where non- disclosure by employees is respected in order to promote disclosure. They should have an awareness of the emotional effect on nurse managers and provide them with support. Emphasis needs to be placed on an HIV and AIDS policy and programme, incapacity leave workplace strategies and return to work policies. It is also recommended that contingency plans be provided when the death or prolonged absence of an employee impacts the staffing of the organization; consideration to be given to piloting and refining the draft guidelines; the management of employees on prolonged sick leave be included in the Nursing Administration Curricula taught to future nurse managers; and further research be conducted to assess employee reluctance to report needle stick injuries (sharps injuries) as well as the related phenomenon of stigmatization.</p>en_GB
dc.subjectabsenteeismen_GB
dc.subjecthiv/aidsen_GB
dc.subjecttben_GB
dc.subjectnurse managersen_GB
dc.subjecthuman resource interventionsen_GB
dc.subjectnurses' healthen_GB
dc.subject.meshAbsenteeismen_US
dc.subject.meshHIVen_US
dc.subject.meshAcquired Immunodeficiency Syndromeen_US
dc.subject.meshTuberculosisen_US
dc.subject.meshNurse Administratorsen_US
dc.subject.meshPersonnel Administration, Hospital--manpoweren_US
dc.subject.meshOccupational Healthen_US
dc.date.available2014-06-27T20:20:28Z-
dc.date.issued2014-06-27-
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-27T20:20:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
dc.descriptionThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.en_GB
dc.description.noteThe Sigma Theta Tau International grant application that funded this research, in whole or in part, was completed by the applicant and peer-reviewed prior to the award of the STTI grant. No further peer-review has taken place upon the completion of the STTI grant final report and its appearance in this repository.en
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