From vocation to profession: the quest for professionalization of nursing

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dc.contributor.author Yam, Bernard en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-15T07:27:45Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-15T07:27:45Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.identifier 2007003110 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Yam Bernard 2004, 'From vocation to profession: the quest for professionalization of nursing', MA Healthcare Ltd, vol. 13, no. 16, pp. 978-982. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0966-0461 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/12857
dc.description.abstract This article examines some of the complex factors in the transition of nursing from vocation to profession.These factors include university ducation, knowledge, gender, and workplace environment. It argues that the conventional definitions and characteristics of the professions and knowledge are tainted with gender bias.The uniqueness of nursing knowledge lies in the combination of scientific and holistic knowledge required for patient care, which is different from other healthcare pofessions. It suggests an alternative means of recognizing the clinical expertise of frontline nurses so that their contribution to patient care can be acknowledged. Together with the extended and expanded role of specialist nurses and nurse managers, nurses can impose their presence and consolidate their power base in the quest for professionalization. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher MA Healthcare Ltd en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.title From vocation to profession: the quest for professionalization of nursing en_US
dc.parent British Journal of Nursing en_US
dc.journal.volume 13 en_US
dc.journal.number 16 en_US
dc.publocation London, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 978 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 982 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111000 en_US
dc.personcode 995612 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Nursing: profession , Education, Gender issues en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 995612 en_US


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