Critical Review Essay

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Clinical Operational Management – Assignment 2 (Critical Review Essay)

Article Reviewed
Clarke, C., Harcourt, M., & Flynn, M. (2013). Clinical Governance, Performance Appraisal and Interactional and Procedural Fairness at a New Zealand Public Hospital. Journal of Business Ethics, 117(3), 667-678. http://dx.doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-012-1550-9

Introduction
This is a review of article titled, “Clinical Governance, Performance Appraisal and Interactional and Procedural Fairness at a New Zealand Public Hospital” by Clarke, Harcourt, and Flynn (2013) which focuses on performance appraisal (PA).
The intention of the article is two-fold. It explores how nurses perceive fairness in the process of their PA and how the
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Introduction
The introduction for the article was vague and broad. This loses readers’ interest as no area of focus was identified. It was only towards the end of the introduction that the aim of the study was identified which is to explore how nurses perceive fairness in the process of PA and whether such perceptions affect the effectiveness of their appraisals. It will be more significant if there are studies quoted to indicate the importance of preventing perceived injustices during a PA process. A study by Brown, Hyatt, and Benson (2010) found that when employees experience low quality PA, the organisation will likely incur a penalty. The employee will experience lesser job satisfaction, lower motivation to perform and greater intentions to resign. Hence there is a strong significance for the article though the article itself failed to emphasize on the significance of perceived injustices. The research methodology was unnecessarily explained in the introduction as it will be discussed in the methodology. Referenced cited articles were more than five years old hence they do not provide a solid base for a new study as their relevance is doubted (Smith, 2010). The use of classic sources suggests that little interest or valuable findings were identified from previous studies, further weakening the support for the article (Smith, 2010). Overall, the article’s…

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