Disciplinary processes and the management of poor performance among UK nurses: bad apple or systemic failure? A scoping study

Traynor, Michael and Stone, Katie and Cook, Hannah and Gould, Dinah and Maben, Jill (2013) Disciplinary processes and the management of poor performance among UK nurses: bad apple or systemic failure? A scoping study. Nursing Inquiry . ISSN 1320-7881 (Accepted/In press)

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Abstract

The rise of managerialism within healthcare systems has been noted globally. This paper uses the findings of a scoping study to investigate the management of poor performance among nurses and midwives in the United Kingdom within this context. The management of poor performance among clinicians in the NHS has been seen as a significant policy problem. There has been a profound shift in the distribution of power between professional and managerial groups in many health systems globally. We examined literature published between 2000 and 10 to explore aspects of poor performance and its management. We used Web of Science, CINAHL, MEDLINE, British Nursing Index, HMIC, Cochrane Library and PubMed. Empirical data are limited but indicate that nurses and midwives are the clinical groups most likely to be suspended and that poor performance is often represented as an individual deficit. A focus on the individual as a source of trouble can serve as a distraction from more complex systematic problems.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Article published online: 27 Feb 2013. Print version in press as of 30 Sep 2013.
Keywords (uncontrolled): Literature review; National Health Service; poor performance; professional misconduct; workplace discipline
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Adult, Child and Midwifery
Item ID: 10817
Notes on copyright: Personal draft permitted
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Depositing User: Michael Traynor
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2013 07:10
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:27
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/10817

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