The paper “ Strength and Witnesses of Scientific Management Theory Applied to What Nurse In-Charge Does” is an outstanding example of the case study on management. At Chan Health Centre, a community health care facility, it was realized that there was a problem with hand cleaning hygiene and thus the Nurse in charge of the facility, who also sat in as the institution’ s manager, was charged with the responsibility of ensuring that she came up with strategies that would be essential in averting the ailments that had arisen as a result of the vice that was being propagated within the community.
What had warranted such an undertaking was the fact that many community members had been admitted at the facility with ailments that had been caused by improper hand cleaning techniques. A review that had been carried out within the community had indicated that approximately 90% of the population did not wash their hands after visiting the washrooms. Moreover, an even lesser percentage ever took time to ensure that they cleaned their hands before eating. The nurse in charge of the facility sat down and came up with a strategy on how the problem at hand could be handled.
In her analysis of the problem, she discovered that a triangulated approach would be essential in helping her address the issue. She decided that she was going to use posters, a performance movie, and educational forums. The posters were to spread a handwashing message and they were to be placed at all the village market centers because these were the areas that the targeted audience frequented. The movie too was aimed at emphasizing the key message of the posters.
The movie was an appropriate prop to use because it had a video representation of the stages that the audience could use in ensuring that they practiced the expected hand hygiene. The educational forum was expected to augment the other two measures that were to be employed. To start with, she needed a group of the facility’ s employees with whom she could work with in order to ensure that the project she was embarking on proved successful. She came up with a group of ten nurses and she divided them into groups of three so as to effectively handle the project.
Each group had a task to look into; one group worked on the posters, the other on the movie and the last one organized the educational forum.
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