The challenges and benefits of job sharing in palliative care education

Br J Nurs. 1997 Oct;6(18):1071-5. doi: 10.12968/bjon.1997.6.18.1071.


This article examines the authors' experience of job sharing a post in palliative care education. It discusses the concept of job sharing and examines factors such as power sharing, compatibility and other people's perception of the job sharing role. Effective communication is identified as a key issue. Benefits such as reduced professional isolation, increased job satisfaction and the opportunity to offer the knowledge and skills of two people are highlighted. The authors identify the factors which they consider to be crucial to the success of job sharing.

MeSH terms

  • Education, Nursing, Continuing*
  • Humans
  • Job Description
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / education*
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / organization & administration
  • Palliative Care*
  • Personnel Staffing and Scheduling*
  • Workforce