How assertive are nurses in the workplace? A preliminary pilot study.

@article{Timmins2005HowAA,
  title={How assertive are nurses in the workplace? A preliminary pilot study.},
  author={Fiona Timmins and Catherine McCabe},
  journal={Journal of nursing management},
  year={2005},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={61-7}
}
AIM This paper aims to outline the development and results of an instrument that describes the assertive behaviour of nurses. BACKGROUND As a largely female dominated profession, nurses are anecdotally regarded to be in traditional subservient roles. In addition, nurses aspire to public images of nurses as "nice". These factors are thought to reduce nurses' capacity to behave in an assertive manner. However, little empirical evidence exists that describes the assertive skills of today's… CONTINUE READING