Patterns of nursing: a review of nursing in a large metropolitan hospital.

  title={Patterns of nursing: a review of nursing in a large metropolitan hospital.},
  author={Mary Jo Fitzgerald and Alan Pearson and Ken Walsh and Leslye Long and Naomi Heinrich},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  volume={12 3},
In this Clinical Practice Development (CPD) project we set out to identify and describe current approaches to the management and delivery of nursing care in an Australian Metropolitan Teaching Hospital. Using a simple descriptive design, data were collected to elicit patterns of care provided by nursing teams. We sought to demonstrate patterns described by nursing teams (interviews) and actual patterns of care (observation). As expected there was a degree of incongruence between the espoused… CONTINUE READING

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