Shifting of tasks

Date: 13 januari 2003.

A variety of professional groups are employed within the health service.

The way in which they have divided tasks among themselves can be explained in terms of the organization’s history and tradition. Yet assigning tasks is, of course, a never-ending process. In practice, tasks are constantly shifting from one group to another. In this way, nurses now perform tasks that in the past were the sole preserve of physicians.

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