Journal of Professional Nursing

Moving from an Oral Tradition: The Praxis Story 

Judith Clare (was Judith Perry)
Helen Gilmour-Jones (was Helen Cleland)
Norma Chick
Janet Takarangi
Joan Chettelburgh
Pat Hickson 

Reference:  Clare, J., Gilmour-Jones, H., Chick, N., Takarangi, J., Chettelburgh, J. & Hickson, P. (1995). Moving from an Oral Tradition: The Praxis Story. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, 10(3), 4-11.


This is a story, so a good place to start is at the beginning.  Yet it isn’t easy to pinpoint just when that beginning was.  Projects like Nursing Praxis represent the fulfilment of a dream, and who can say where a dream begins?  We could say that the reality began on the night of 3 June 1985 when a group of women meeting in Palmerston North resolved that there would be a journal, and that the first issue would appear in November of that year.

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