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Healthcare Reform and the Workplace Experience of Nurses: Implications for Patient Care and Union Organizing
Paul F. Clark, Darlene A. Clark, David V. Day and Dennis G. Shea
Industrial and Labor Relations Review
Vol. 55, No. 1 (Oct., 2001), pp. 133-148
Published by: Sage Publications, Inc.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2696190
Page Count: 16
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The introduction of market-based reforms over the past twenty-five years has fundamentally changed the way healthcare is delivered in the United States. This paper reports the results of a survey of the workplace experiences and attitudes of hospital-based registered nurses under healthcare reform. The authors find that nurses who had experienced reform-related job restructuring held substantially more negative views of the climate for patient care than nurses who had not experienced restructuring. Also, nurses who had experienced reform-related mergers held more negative perceptions of the climate for patient care than those who had not been through a merger, although the relationship was less strong than it was for restructuring. Nurses concerned about a deteriorating climate for patient care indicated a desire for greater voice in the organization and staffing of hospitals and also indicated a greater readiness than other nurses to vote for a union.
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