oa Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery - Public relations: an effective management tool in nursing practice

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1682-5055



Hospitals and specifically care givers including nurses in many developing nations have been criticised for lack of human touch in their approach. Pressures and conflicts often arise in the areas of health care delivery. These all demand the role played by public relations practice. Nurses must therefore be good public relations practitioners in order to forestall conflicts and maintain cordial relationship amongst their various clients. Nurse Managers should see public relations as a planned activity and as a management function.

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