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The Nature of Nursing Work

The Nature of Nursing Work
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Author(s): Iain W. Graham (Southern Cross University, Australia)
Copyright: 2011
Pages: 13
Source title: Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing Informatics: Concepts and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Andrew Cashin (Southern Cross University, Australia) and Robyn Cook (Sidra Medical & Research Center, Qatar)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-034-1.ch005


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Nursing work is explored in the context of its historical evolution and the institutional and societal forces that have shaped it. The need to be able to clearly articulate nursing practice is made clear. The urgent need to bring nursing as practised in line with nursing espoused is clearly argued.

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