Health Care System Reform and Senior Nurse Managers: Marginalisation as a Factor Contributing to the Nursing Crisis

By Marilyn Orrock and Jocalyn Lawler.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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This paper reports on the current research findings of oppression and marginalisation of senior nurse managers as an outcome of the health care reform agenda in New South Wales.

Keywords: Health Care Reform, Senior Nurse Managers, Marginalisation, Disempowerment, Oppression

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp.69-72. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.703MB).

Dr. Marilyn Orrock

Marilyn completed her nurse education in Broken Hill in 1970 and has extensive experience in nursing and health services management in both remote rural and tertiary referral hospitals, before joining the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery. Her clinical background includes all critical care areas, operating theatres and labour wards. Her major area of clinical experience and preference is emergency and trauma nursing. She holds qualifications in nursing, midwifery, psychology, education and health services management. Her main research interests are leadership and health services management.

Prof. Jocalyn Lawler

Jocalyn began her nursing career in Broken Hill in outback Australia, in 1967. She holds qualifications in nursing, social science and education and took Doctor of Philosophy from the University of New South Wales in 1989. Her research interests concern the experience of illness, methodologies for nursing research, nurses' social and interpersonal management of the body, and the reasons why nurses work is poorly understood and invisible.Jocalyn took up her position as Professor of Nursing at The University of Sydney in 1992; and she has been Dean of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery since 1999.


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