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Title: Nursing in metamorphosis : the profession and its image explored
Author: Aiken, Stephanie
Awarding Body: University of Brighton
Current Institution: University of Brighton
Date of Award: 2012
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This thesis explores perceptions of nursing held by a range of stakeholders at the beginning of the 21st century. Using a constructivist methodology, this study locates nursing within the current context of healthcare, acknowledging the historical and socio-political influences which have contributed to shaping nursing’s identity and nursing work. The use of a case study approach as the mode for constructivist inquiry draws on an understanding of this approach as a ‘depth examination of an instance’ (Lincoln and Guba, 1985 p.360). This recognises the contemporary and time bound nature of the study, located in a time of modernisation and change within both nursing and the wider National Health Service.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Nurs.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: B000 Health Professions