Conflict Theory In Nursing

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UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, JAMAICA COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES CARIBBEAN SCHOOL OF NURSING, UTECH Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Conflict Theory Submitted in partial fulfillment of the module SOC 1001: Sociology Submitted to: Mrs.Rená Blackwood-McIntosh (Lecturer) Prepared by: Michaella Pryce ID #: 1402203 Date: September 26, 2014 Montego Bay, Jamaica Conflict Theory A conflict may be defined as a disagreement resulting from an individual or groups of individuals due to a difference in attitude, beliefs, values or needs with unwillingness to conform. Conflicts may be interpersonal, intrapersonal, intergroup or intragroup conflicts. Interpersonal conflicts arise between two individuals, this type of conflict is due to the different personality types of individual and personalities tend to be incompatible because we are different from one another. Intrapersonal conflicts occur within an individual being that this type of conflict occurs in the person’s mind and therefore it is psychological. Intergroup conflicts occur when there is a misunderstanding among different teams in the same organization. These individuals may have differing goals and interests and each individual now begins to compete with each other to express their ideas which then lead to a conflict. Intragroup conflicts occur among individual within the same team. Conflicts will arise when individual compete for power or authority and most importantly, resources which are limited.

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