Nursing in Slovenia: a consideration of the value of nursing theories

Panjkihar, M. and Butterworth, A. (2005) Nursing in Slovenia: a consideration of the value of nursing theories. Journal of Research in Nursing, 10 (1). pp. 45-56. ISSN 1744-9871

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Abstract

This paper is concerned with the utility of nursing theories in Slovene nursing. Slovene nurses cannot realistically expect help from randomly and
uncritically selected nursing theories in the development of education curricula and further, should not blindly accept them in practice. This is essentially because
existing theories have often been developed to help nurses from other countries work in different health and nursing environments. Slovene nurses can use different theories from other countries, but they need to be evaluated and tested in Slovene health and nursing environments before they are utilised. If not, they run the risk of being merely a professional/cultural imperialism imposed on Slovene nurses by those from other countries, therefore adding little advantage.

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Additional Information:This paper is concerned with the utility of nursing theories in Slovene nursing. Slovene nurses cannot realistically expect help from randomly and uncritically selected nursing theories in the development of education curricula and further, should not blindly accept them in practice. This is essentially because existing theories have often been developed to help nurses from other countries work in different health and nursing environments. Slovene nurses can use different theories from other countries, but they need to be evaluated and tested in Slovene health and nursing environments before they are utilised. If not, they run the risk of being merely a professional/cultural imperialism imposed on Slovene nurses by those from other countries, therefore adding little advantage.
Keywords:Nursing theory, Cultural sensitivity, Evaluation
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B700 Nursing
B Subjects allied to Medicine > B790 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:578
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:22 Jun 2007
Last Modified:18 Jul 2011 16:12

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