Shifting roles in nursing--does role extension require role abdication?

  title={Shifting roles in nursing--does role extension require role abdication?},
  author={Patricia A Pearcey},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  volume={17 10},
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To discuss findings relating to role extension and loss of nursing care to auxiliary nurses. BACKGROUND There is ongoing discussion in the literature about what nurses' roles may be and how the extension of role affects patient care. Various models have been devised to measure outcomes and the value of nursing to patients. However, there are limited data on the views of nurses themselves in terms of what they perceive their role to be and what they feel about role change… CONTINUE READING

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