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Understanding the role of knowledge in the practice of expert nephrology nurses in Australia

Bonner, Ann (2007) Understanding the role of knowledge in the practice of expert nephrology nurses in Australia. Nursing And Health Sciences, 9(3), pp. 161-167.

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Abstract

This paper, which is abstracted from a larger study into the acquisition and exercise of nephrology nursing expertise, aims to explore the role of knowledge in expert practice. Using grounded theory methodology, the study involved 17 registered nurses who were practicing in a metropolitan renal unit in New South Wales, Australia. Concurrent data collection and analysis was undertaken, incorporating participants' observations and interviews. Having extensive nephrology nursing knowledge was a striking characteristic of a nursing expert. Expert nurses clearly relied on and utilized extensive nephrology nursing knowledge to practice. Of importance for nursing, the results of this study indicate that domain-specific knowledge is a crucial feature of expert practice.

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ID Code: 43790
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Export Date: 20 July 2011 Source: Scopus CODEN: NHSUA
Keywords: Expertise, Groundedtheory, Knowledge, Practice, Renal, article, Australia, expert nurse, female, grounded theory, human, job experience, male, nephrology nursing, nurse training, nursing classification, nursing competence, nursing education, nursing expertise, nursing knowledge, nursing practice, priority journal, Attitude of Health Personnel, Career Mobility, Clinical Competence, Education, Nursing, Continuing, Education, Nursing, Graduate, Evidence-Based Medicine, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Intuition, Nephrology, New South Wales, Nurse's Role, Nursing Education Research, Nursing Methodology Research, Nursing Staff, Hospital, Problem-Based Learning, Professional Autonomy, Qualitative Research, Questionnaires, Renal Replacement Therapy, Self Efficacy
DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-2018.2007.00314.x
ISSN: 1441-0745
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Wiley & Blackwell Publishing
Deposited On: 04 Aug 2011 11:21
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 11:58

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