The changing 'shape' of the nursing station.

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    The Nursing Station is a puzzling structure fulfilling a variety of roles throughout the day. At times, it resembles a communal market place with staff standing around chatting. Yet, once a shift commences, regulatory characteristics emerge to control a person's entry and exit from the ward, by ensuring that they have an authentic reason for being there. This paper juxtaposes the role of the Nursing Station with Strauss et al.'s (1964) notion of shape. In this way, is intended to examine in detail how the Nursing Station can influence the normal and natural flow of work within a ward.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)148-157
    Number of pages9
    JournalContemporary Nurse
    Issue number2-3
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002


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