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Title: Professional responsibility and decision-making in the context of a disease-focused model of nursing care: The difficulties experienced by Spanish nurses
Author: Rodrigo Pedrosa, Olga
Caïs, Jordi
Monforte Royo, Cristina
Keywords: Infermeria
Administració dels serveis d'infermeria
Plans docents
Aprenentatge per experiència
Nursing services administration
Course plans
Experiential learning
Issue Date: Oct-2017
Publisher: Wiley
Abstract: When, in 1977, nurse education in Spain was transferred to universities a more patient-centred, Anglo-American philosophy of care was introduced into a context in which nurses had traditionally prioritised their technical skills. This paper examines the characteristics of the nurse's professional role in Spain, where the model of nursing practice has historically placed them in a position akin to that of physician assistants. The study design was qualitative and used the method of analytic induction. Participants were selected by means of theoretical sampling and then underwent in-depth interviews. The resulting material was analysed using an approach based on the principles of grounded theory. Strategies were applied to ensure the credibility, transferability, dependability and confirmability of the findings. The main conclusion is that nurses in Spain continue to work within a disease-focused model of care, making it difficult for them to take responsibility for decision making.
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It is part of: Nursing Inquiry, 2017, vol. 24, num. 4, p. e12202
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ISSN: 1320-7881
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