Bringing caring and competence into focus in gerontological nursing: a longitudinal, multi-method study.

@article{Brown2008BringingCA,
  title={Bringing caring and competence into focus in gerontological nursing: a longitudinal, multi-method study.},
  author={Jayne Brown and Mike Nolan and Sue Davies},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  year={2008},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={654-67}
}
BACKGROUND The recent literature suggests that caring has become increasingly devalued as health systems focus primarily on cure. This is a worrying trend, particularly for gerontological nursing, where cure is often not possible. Consequently, work with older people is often not seen as an attractive career option, a perception that is frequently reinforced during students' practise placements, which exert a considerable influence on the values that inform their future professional practise… CONTINUE READING