Culture of rural nursing practice: A critical theoretical analysis of determinants of power in nursing

Heather Gibb, Katreena Forsyth, Judith Anderson

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Abstract

Objective: This paper investigates the culture of workplace learning within a study of eight small hospitals in rural New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Design: The study used a focus group method of data collection, undertaken before then after a series of interventions designed to nurture a culture that supports learning within the rural health care setting. Participants: student AINs, AINs, ENs and RNs from any of the eight hospitals. Conclusion: Framed within a critical social perspective it applies a theory of culture to understand the determinants of social divisiveness that was occurring between different levels of the nursing workforce. These results are further analysed within a theoretical discussion of culture and power in nursing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-39
Number of pages6
JournalAustralian Journal of Advanced Nursing
Volume23
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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