Hellin Brink

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Validity and reliability are key aspects of all research. Meticulous attention to these two aspects can make the difference between good research and poor research and can help to assure that fellow scientists accept findings as credible and trustworthy. This is particulaary v ita l in q u a lita tiv e work, w here the researcher’s subjectivity can so(More)
In tro d u c tio n It is ju s t o v er six a n d a h a lf d ecad es ago tiia t th e f irs t q u ah fied s is te r tu to r (now d esig n a ted n u rse tu to r ) w as a p p o in te d in th is c o u n try . S o u th A fr ic a ’s f irs t siste r tu to r , a single y o u n g fem ale , w as recru ited fro m E n g lan d an d held th e d is tin c tio n o f b e ing(More)
Despite the fact that caring is the heart of nursing, there is growing evidence that nurses are not as effective as they ought to be in their caring role. This signifies that more attention needs to be given to the teaching of caring. The aim of this study was to pave the way to initiate the process of research on teaching caring, by suggesting priority(More)
In this exploratory study nine masters programmes in nursing were surveyed to establish the types of programmes available, the growth of masters students over the years and the policies governing each programme. Data were collected by means of a questionnaire developed by the investigator. From the findings it could be established that considerable(More)
The gap that persists between research and practice has been highlighted by nurse practitioners. In South Africa the research-practice gap is maximized by the lack of research facilities and research utilization projects in nursing education programmes. This paper considers conceptual, empirical and pragmatic issues in an attempt to explore the complexity(More)
The primary purpose o f the study was to obtain information from out patients with advanced cancer on their functional status, and to construct a profile o f existing needs, which may be o f use fo r nurses involved with planning and rendering support. A secondary purpose was to determine whether an existing instrument would provide a reliable means o f(More)
The purpose of this inquiry was to construct a model for facilitation of critical reflective practice, based on thorough analysis of the main concepts (critical thinking and reflection), related viewpoints, models and theories; and the data gathered and analyzed during, the naturalistic inquiry. The constructed model evolved from empirical observations,(More)