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ERIC Number: ED045916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 108
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A Study of Delegation of Duties to Hospital Dietary Supportive Personnel.
Kline, Angeline Joyce
This study uses questionnaires to explore the extent of delegation to supportive personnel in Ohio hospitals of 100 or more beds capacity which employ at least one full time dietitian, with primary focus on the use of the food service supervisor. Food service supervisors who had taken a battery of courses established by the American Dietetic Association were compared to those who only had on the job training. The opinions of dietitians working in Ohio hospitals were compared with those of dietitians who had been designated as judges or experts. The number of duties which were delegated in each hospital was explored, and large hospitals compared with medium ones to determine if significant differences existed in the number of duties delegated. Analysis of the data suggested that the completion of either an American Dietetic Association approved course or other courses was not associated with the extent of use in the supervisory capacity. A high level of agreement was noted between the dietitians and judges in defining duties appropriate for delegation. Factors other than completion of educational courses were involved in promoting maximum use of supportive dietary personnel. (PT)
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio