oa South African Family Practice - The "short-staffed" factor : editorial

Volume 48, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2006:48(6) 3 Editorial Editorial The "Short-staffed" factor I visit many rural hospitals now in my job - meeting with managers, medical officers, professional nurses, medical students and postgraduate students for various reasons. And I have noticed that there is a pattern that emerges, often within the first few minutes of conversation, in which the phrase "short-staffed" is mentioned by the person we have met. It is a declaration, a demand for understanding and sympathy, and sometimes it feels like an invitation to a conspiracy. So I have started to measure the time it takes for the person ..

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