Resuscitating emergency nurse retention: Redesigning a relational and proactive skills mix

Joanna Szulc, Julie Davies, David Fahey, Nidhi Naik

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Abstract

Acute shortages of registered nurses mean it is imperative to examine innovations in future workforce planning. Retention of current nurses is a priority in the 2019 NHS interim plan to address this staffing crisis. Drawing on observations, semi-structured interviews, focus groups and documentary analysis of a new accident and emergency ward in a rural National Health Service hospital in England, we seek to contribute to existing HRM theory on workforce skills mix redesign. Specifically, we use a Work Design Questionnaire (Morgeson & Humphrey, 2006) and Expanded Nursing Stress Scale (ENSS) (French et al., 2000) to explore the experiences of nurses in their first year and their intentions to quit. Theoretically, we discuss relational and proactive perspectives and the practical implications of focusing on bedside nursing and new ward facilities when strategic options for emergency health services would be to treat more patients in the community.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBAM2019 Conference Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding and Sustaining High Performance Organisations During Uncertain Times
PublisherBritish Academy of Management
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780995641327
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventBritish Academy of Management 2019: Building and Sustaining High Performance Organisations During Uncertain Times - Aston University, Birmingham
Duration: 3 Sep 20195 Sep 2019
https://www.bam.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=3502

Conference

ConferenceBritish Academy of Management 2019
Abbreviated titleBAM2019
CityBirmingham
Period3/09/195/09/19
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    Szulc, J., Davies, J., Fahey, D., & Naik, N. (2019). Resuscitating emergency nurse retention: Redesigning a relational and proactive skills mix. In BAM2019 Conference Proceedings: Building and Sustaining High Performance Organisations During Uncertain Times [940] British Academy of Management.