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Article

Publication details

Kermode, S 1986, 'A conceptual framework for nursing practice', Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol 3, no. 3, pp. 27-34.

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Abstract

There are distinct benefits for teachers, learners and clinicians if nursing knowledge is organized within a coherent conceptual framework. This paper examines the way such a framework was developed and used to organize for the basic nursing curriculum at Riverina Murray Institute of Higher Education (RMIHE). The importance of logic and clarity in framework development is emphasized and it is stressed that, to be of use to clinicians, concepts must be both practical and effective.