This research project is examining the feasibility of implementing a support system , based on the Samaritans’ model for their volunteers, into a busy ward environment for nurses. It is now nearing the end of the 12 months funding and is at the stage of collecting data through interviews, and surveys, and compiling a report of findings. The three sites are all working to different timescales and so the report will not be published until early spring 2014.
Sawbridge Y and Hewison A (2013) Thinking about the emotional labour of nursing -supporting nurses to care. Journal of Health Organization and Management 27 (1), 127-133.
Hewison A and Sawbridge Y (2012) Nursing Leaders need backing and support to reclaim care. Nursing Times 108 (7), 7.
Sawbridge Y and Hewison A (2012) Taking action on poor practice. Nursing Standard 26 (30), 62-63.
NHS-West Mercia PCT Cluster (since disbanded). Sue Doheny is the sponsor.
Yvonne Sawbridge, Alistair Hewison
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