Journal of Professional Nursing
Moving from an Oral Tradition: The Praxis Story
Judith Clare (was Judith Perry)
Helen Gilmour-Jones (was Helen Cleland)
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.