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Determinants of personal resilience in the workplace: nurse prescribing in an African work context

Ngoasong, Michael Z. and Groves, Winnifred N. (2016). Determinants of personal resilience in the workplace: nurse prescribing in an African work context. Human Resource Development International, 19(3) pp. 229–244.

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This article explores the determinants of personal resilience using the case of nurse prescribing in the North West Region of Cameroon. Nurse prescribing has long been identified as a practical solution to the severe shortage of well-trained doctors and high incidence of diseases in developing countries. However, the working conditions of nurses are risky and vulnerable due to major constraints, such as inadequate training, poor reward systems, limited access to medical facilities/equipment, and high workloads. Building on the resilience concept and using narrative analysis of in-depth interviews with nurses and nursing managers in public, private, and faith-based hospitals, the article develops a framework depicting three interrelated determinants of personal resilience, namely organizational plans and procedures, personal work context, and personal perception of an individual employee. The determinants are discussed further, and implications for human resource development theory and practice are critically examined.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1469-8374
Keywords: personal resilience; human resource development; nurse prescribing; work context
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Research Group: International Development & Inclusive Innovation
Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 45129
Depositing User: Michael Ngoasong
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2016 10:45
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2019 03:00
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