Nursing personnel systems
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2006
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Volume 1, Issue 1, pages 79–87, January 1976
How to Cite
Hall, D. C. (1976), Nursing personnel systems. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 1: 79–87. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.1976.tb00429.x
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2006
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2006
- Accepted for publication 1 April 1975
In this paper it is argued that the best way to cope with ‘the identity crisis’ in nursing is to develop a nursing personnel system. This should be on a planned basis rather than on an expediency basis which is usually the case and which has resulted in nursing being largely hospital- and illness-oriented.
A number of health personnel systems are described and illustrated and the dilemmas of the cure/care dichotomy in nursing are debated. The role of nursing in care is considered to be a major one, even though it is conceded that nursing has done nothing positive to demonstrate the differences or interrelationships between cure and care.
A rational nursing personnel system, consisting of two or more levels will, it is argued, be a useful tool which will assist health services to provide effective nursing care and also promote nursing leadership.