Journal of Professional Nursing

Professional Disunity: The Effect on Preparation for Practice 

Judith Clare, RGON, MA, Department of Nursing Studies, Massey University 

Reference:  Clare, J. (1991). Professional Disunity: The Effect on Preparation for Practice. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, 6(3), 19-21.


Over the past seventeen years those responsible for nursing education have tried to move away from the contradictions and constraints of medical dominated bureaucratic models of teaching and practice.  Courses have been designed and tutors have, in general, worked hard to ensure that students are encouraged to see that the purpose of practice is to enhance wellness and to ensure holistic care.  Education ideals, however, are often different to practice realities both in teaching and nursing contexts. 

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