Nursing in Australia and Malaysia: framing a shared history and future

Francis, Karen, Chapman, Ysanne, and Birks, Melanie (2009) Nursing in Australia and Malaysia: framing a shared history and future. Singapore Nursing Journal, 36 (2). pp. 18-26.

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The culture of nursing is reflective of the country where it is practised. In nations that have been colonised, the impact of the dominant culture shapes the nature of how the profession evolves. Australia and Malaysia share a common colonial history that has influenced how their individual health care systems have developed and from that, how their nursing professions have progressed. In the past, it has been easy to distinguish between the evolutionary trajectories of both countries, particularly in relation to the development of nursing. Today however, with the tyranny of distance almost negated, the differences are less palpable and challenges for the future are universal. This paper traces the common nursing history shared between Australia and Malaysia and pays attention to the collective trends effecting contemporary practice.

Item ID: 29531
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0067-5814
Keywords: Australia; futures; history; Malaysia; nursing
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2017 00:17
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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