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Nurse executives:

01 October 1995

Nursing Management

News

Much is the talk of leadership with in nursing at present. Anne Marie Rafferty, whose work (1) provides a useful overview of issues in nursing leadership, questions...

Discourse analysis

01 December 2004

Nurse Researcher

Commentary

First, a suggested definition of discourse: at its most general, discourse can be understood as any system of signs, whether spoken, written, or otherwise. I say...

Social Work: Themes, Issues and Critical Debates

26 August 1998

Nursing Standard

Book Review

This wide-ranging book emphasises the diversity of social work practice and the theoretical positions that drive it, for example therapeutic, maintenance and...

Rise & fall of modern medicine

13 September 2000

Nursing Standard

Book Review

Le Fanu provides a mixed, though ultimately rather depressing, view of the trajectory of medical science since the 1940s. He openswith 12 vignettes of significant...

Post-modern Nursing and Beyond

26 January 2000

Nursing Standard

Book Review

Jean Watson argues the need for nurses to rediscover a 'transpersonal caring-healing' essence. She tells how this was nursing's ancient character and that the...

The bigger picture

17 November 2009

Nursing Standard

Reflections

Much nursing research has been motivated by the need to ‘demonstrate’ how good nursing is and how important it is to have more of it.

Cases in the balance

27 July 2010

Nursing Standard

Feature

A day spent watching a fitness for practice panel reinforced what Michael Traynor found in the literature about referrals to the nurse regulator.

Constrained by impossible ideals

06 December 2011

Nursing Standard

General Article

The nursing profession is rife with impossible ideals that nurses struggle to reconcile, argues the author. The result is a widespread sense of victimisation and...

Focus group research

13 May 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

A focus group is usually understood as a group of people brought together by a researcher to interact as a group. Focus group research explicitly uses interaction as...

Fear of failure can drive self-destructive behaviour

22 February 2017

Nursing Standard

Opinion

For many events in professional life we are given guidelines, for example how to structure your job application or how to write a report about a patient.
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