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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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SPAGNOL, Carla Aparecida  and  FERRAZ, Clarice Aparecida. Trends and perspectives of nursing administration: a study in the "Santa Casa" Hospital of Belo Horizonte-MG, Brazil. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2002, vol.10, n.1, pp.15-20. ISSN 1518-8345.

The "Santa Casa" Hospital of Belo Horizonte has implemented a new management system that has characterized it as a flexible organization. Based on this context, the authors of this research defined the following objectives: to analyze nursing administration by considering the implementation of the Management System (SIGESC), to describe how the nursing team perceives communication, the decision-making process and interpersonal relationships, to identify possible trends and perspectives present in the administrative practice developed. A time of transition in nursing administration that presents characteristics of classical management and contemporaneous management was shown as well as trends and perspectives that will contribute to the reorganization of nursing work in hospitals.

Keywords : nursing; hospital administration; hospitals.

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