Recognition of expertise : an important concept in the acquisition of nephrology nursing expertise

Bonner, Ann (2003) Recognition of expertise : an important concept in the acquisition of nephrology nursing expertise. Nursing And Health Sciences, 5(2), pp. 123-131.

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The present article, which is abstracted from a larger study into the acquisition and exercise of nephrology nursing expertise, aims to explore the concept of recognition of expertise. The study used grounded theory methodology and involved 17 registered nurses who were practising in a metropolitan renal unit in New South Wales, Australia. Concurrent data collection and analysis was undertaken, incorporating participant observations and interviews. According to nurses in this study, patients, doctors and other nurses recognized that some nurses were experts while others were not. In addition, being trusted, being a role model and teaching others were important components of being recognized as an expert nephrology nurse. Of importance for nursing, the results of the present study indicate that knowledge and experience are not sufficient to ensure expert practice; recognition of expertise by others is an important function of expertise acquisition.

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ID Code: 43792
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Expert practice, Expertise, Grounded theory, Nephrology nursing, Trust, Australia, clinical observation, clinical practice, clinical study, data analysis, experience, hospital department, human, information processing, interview, job performance, medical expert, methodology, nephrology, nurse attitude, nurse patient relationship, nursing education, patient attitude, physician attitude, priority journal, review, teaching, theory, Attitude of Health Personnel, Female, Humans, Interprofessional Relations, Male, Models, Nursing, New South Wales, Nurse Clinicians, Nurse's Role, Nursing Methodology Research, Nursing Staff, Hospital, Peer Group, Professional Competence, Social Perception, Specialties, Nursing
DOI: 10.1046/j.1442-2018.2003.00143.x
ISSN: 1442-2018
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Blackwell Publishing
Deposited On: 08 Aug 2011 01:06
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2015 22:28

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