The reason for the present uncertainty in defining nursing competency is analysed.
The prevailing educational philosophy underpinning nursing preparation for competence is subjected to a critique.
The effect and outcome of this philosophy on clinical supervision, PREP and the law are considered in relation to nursing competence.
It is concluded that because nursing competency is only vaguely and broadly defined, preparation and assessment of competency is haphazard and unstructured ; and hence a potential safety hazard for both patient and nurse.
It is suggested that the UKCC needs to assume responsibility for ascertaining nursing competence ; and a four-point framework is proposed for setting and testing national standards of nursing competency.
Mots-clés Pascal : Nursing, Infirmier, Pratique professionnelle, Expérience professionnelle, Qualification professionnelle, Etude critique, Homme, Article synthèse, Royaume Uni, Europe, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nursing, Nurse, Professional practice, Professional experience, Professional qualification, Critical study, Human, Review, United Kingdom, Europe, Health staff
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0202293
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 11/09/1998.