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The good old days of nurse training: Rose-tinted or jaundiced view?

McKenna, H., Thompson, D., Watson, R. and Norman, I. (2006) The good old days of nurse training: Rose-tinted or jaundiced view? International Journal of Nursing Studies, 43 (2). pp. 135-137. ISSN 0020-7489

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As a profession we are disadvantaged with a descriptive verb for what we do—namely nursing! Many people feel that nursing is common sense, a trait with which you are born, that the caring woman next door can do it expertly and that kindness, respect and compassion are the main criteria for becoming a nurse. In the 21st century, these traits are important but they do not make a competent and professional nurse. To meet present and future health and social care challenges, nurses must also be analytical, assertive, creative, competent, confident, computer literate, decisive, reflective, embracers of change and the critical doers and consumers of research. Copyright © 2005 Published by Elsevier Ltd

Item Type: Article
Keywords: nursing; history; education
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Nursing and Midwifery (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Miss Anthea Tucker
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2010 10:16
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2010 16:17
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2005.09.007
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2005.09.007
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/10411

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