This paper explores the proposition that nursing practice draws upon several different ways of knowing..
It highlights difficulties often faced by practising nurses in defining what they do and hence what it is that constitutes nursing practice..
Following formal definition and analysis of sources of literature regarding nursing knowledge, issues such as the origins of knowledge and the sources of nursing knowledge are addressed..
The types of knowledge required to enhance nursing practice are discussed, focusing upon future opportunities and innovations in the generation of knowledge for nursing..
Finally, recommendations are made regarding the way forward for nurses endeavouring to communicate the complexities of nursing practice.
Mots-clés Pascal : Nursing, Pratique professionnelle, Infirmier, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Connaissance
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nursing, Professional practice, Nurse, Health staff, Human, Knowledge
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0394025
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 25/01/1999.