Pressure on British health workers to be more explicit in articulating the function, purpose and outcome of their role has increased with the introduction of general management and shift to market-place orientation, since implementation of the NHS and Community Care Act (1990).
However, a recurrent theme in the history of health visiting has been the difficulty which practitioners experience in trying to explain exactly what it is that they do.
This paper will offer a potential explanation for this difficulty, and suggest that the management of uncertainty and ambiguity are central to the role.
Mots-clés Pascal : Personnel sanitaire, Infirmier, Soin santé primaire, A domicile, Traitement communautaire, Rôle professionnel, Pratique professionnelle, Prévention, Royaume Uni, Homme, Promotion santé, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health staff, Nurse, Primary health care, At home, Community treatment, Occupational role, Professional practice, Prevention, United Kingdom, Human, Health promotion, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0451814
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 01/03/1996.