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The theory–practice relationship in nursing: A debate

Ousey, Karen and Gallagher, Peter (2007) The theory–practice relationship in nursing: A debate. Nurse Education in Practice, 7 (4). pp. 199-205. ISSN 14715953

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The dispute surrounding the existence or not of a gap between the theory and practice of nursing is one that has occupied and at times polarised the profession for decades. The authors of this article, one from England and the other from New Zealand, met during a break between sessions at a research conference held in Surfers Paradise Australia. Karen Ousey is convinced of the existence of a gap and Peter Gallagher resolute that the notion of a gap is axiomatic and ultimately a false dichotomy. As the authors live in the Southern and Northern hemispheres the debate was eventually conducted via email. What follows is the content of that debate

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Health and Social Care Research
School of Human and Health Sciences > Institute for Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention
Depositing User: Briony Heyhoe
Date Deposited: 29 May 2009 15:05
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 10:47


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