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Factors affecting performance of professional nurses in Namibia

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dc.contributor.advisor Bezuidenhout, M. C. (Martha Catharina), 1946- en
dc.contributor.advisor Roos, Janetta Hendrika en
dc.contributor.author Awases, Magdalene Hilda en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T11:02:47Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T11:02:47Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T11:02:47Z
dc.date.submitted 2006-06-30 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/2358
dc.description.abstract Human resources are the most important assets of any health system. In recent years it has been increasingly recognised that improving the performance of health personnel should be at the core of any sustainable solution to health system performance. However, it is widely acknowledged that health systems are not producing the desired output of health interventions due to factors such as insufficient skilled and experienced health personnel, demotivated health personnel, lack of management skills, poor working conditions and environment, and inadequate remuneration. This study explores the factors that affect performance of nurses in Namibia with the aim of providing a management framework for improving the performance of professional nurses. The study followed a quantitative research approach using an explorative descriptive design. A survey method using questionnaires was applied. The reaction to the study was positive as a response rate of 75.8% was obtained. Data analysis included identifying and comparing existence or absence of factors using the SSPS package. The target population included all professional nurses in Oshana, Otjozondjupa and Khomas regions. Baseline results revealed various factors which affect performance. The study revealed that hospitals currently have deficiencies in human resource management aspects such as recognition of employees who perform well, working conditions, implementation of performance appraisal systems, feedback on performance outcomes and management skills. These aspects are strongly associated with level of performance of health personnel. Based on the results, a management framework was proposed. The framework consists of activities for enhancing the nursing profession; strengthening knowledge and expertise, including management skills; improving performance; and generating knowledge through research. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xxvii, 259 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Performance en
dc.subject Human resources management en
dc.subject Professional nurses en
dc.subject Skills and competencies en
dc.subject Performance measurement en
dc.subject Appraisal systems en
dc.subject Leadership en
dc.subject Motivation en
dc.subject oOganizational factors en
dc.subject.ddc 610.73069096881
dc.subject.lcsh Nurses -- Job satisfaction -- Namibia
dc.subject.lcsh Job analysis
dc.subject.lcsh Nursing -- Vocational guidance -- Namibia
dc.title Factors affecting performance of professional nurses in Namibia en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.email kakolwk@unisa.ac.za en
dc.description.department Health Studies en
dc.description.degree D. Litt. et Phil.(Health Studies) en


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