Time Management Challenges among Head Nurses of Public Hospitals Lahore
Mujahida Sultana*, Muhammad Afzal1, Kousar Perveen1
1Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, Pakistan
Time management has been acknowledged as a vital work element for all nurses. Consequences related to ineffective time management such as decline in the quality of care, job dissatisfaction, stress and burnout, role overload, and role ambiguity are potentially serious, not only for nurses and head nurses, but also their clients, colleagues, families and the entire organizations where they are employed. The study aimed to explore time management challenges among head nurses of public hospitals and explore any relationship between the participantsí demographics and their abilities to manage time effectively. A quantitative, descriptive, cross-sectional research design was used to achieve the goals of this study. A total number of 174 head nurse who agreed to participate in the study from selected public hospitals, Lahore, The children Hospital & The Institute of Child Health, Lahore and The Jinnah Hospital Lahore constituted the study sample. A modified questionnaire was used to identify time management issues among head nurse. Head nurse had showed low frequencies and feel difficulty in schedule and technique dimensions. However, the current study results indicate that demographic characteristics of the participants showed no significant statistical association except for the marital status of head nurses and time management (p=.000). The current study concluded that head nurses had deficiency in the schedule and technical skills for time management.
Keywords: Time management; Head nurses; prioritization; delegation; Planning; Technique
Int. J. Grad. Res. Rev.Vol-4, Issue-3: 88-94