The social world of Australian practice nurses and the influence of medical dominance: an analysis of the literature

Mills, Jane, and Hallinan, Christine (2009) The social world of Australian practice nurses and the influence of medical dominance: an analysis of the literature. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 15 (6). pp. 489-494.

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Abstract

In Australia, the number of practice nurses is growing at a rapid rate. On the nursing landscape, this group of nurses stand out because of their relationship with the Australian Government who both fund them, and concern themselves with their continuing professional development. This paper provides a construction of the social world of Australian practice nurses, identifying stakeholders in the business of practice nursing. Literature produced by the various social world segments is analysed for the influence of medical dominance on the role, image, power and politics of practice nurses.

Item ID: 8214
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Australia; family practice; general practice; nursing staff
ISSN: 1440-172X
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2010 03:41
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 100%
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