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Title: Transfer of nurse education to universities under a model of person-centred care: A consequence of changes in Spanish society during the democratic transition.
Author: Rodrigo Pedrosa, Olga
Caïs, Jordi
Monforte Royo, Cristina
Keywords: Infermeria
Administració dels serveis d'infermeria
Plans docents
Estudiants universitaris
Transició democràtica espanyola, 1975-1982
Nursing services administration
Course plans
College students
Spanish transition to democracy, 1975-1982
Issue Date: Jul-2017
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: Background. In Spain the transfer of nurse education to universities was accompanied by a shift towards a model of person-centred care. Aim. To explore whether the change in nurses' professional profile (from physician assistant to providers of person-centred care) was a response to changing needs in Spanish society. Design. Qualitative study. Methods. Theoretical sampling and in-depth interviews using an inductive analytical approach. Results. Four categories described the nursing profession in Spain prior to the introduction of university training: the era of medical assistants; technologisation of hospitals; personal care of the patient based on Christian values; professional socialisation differentiated by gender. Further analysis showed that these categories could be subsumed under a broader core category: the transfer of nurse education to universities as part of Spain's transition to democracy. Conclusion. The transfer of nurse education to universities was one of several changes occurring in Spanish society during the country's transition to democratic government. The redefined public health system required a highly skilled workforce, with improved employment rights being given to female health professionals, notably nurses.
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It is part of: Nurse Education Today, 2017, vol. 54, p. 21-27
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ISSN: 0260-6917
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