The nurse educator role in the acute care setting in Australia: Important but poorly described

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dc.contributor.author Sayers, JM
dc.contributor.author DiGiacomo, M
dc.contributor.author Davidson, PM
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-10T06:09:19Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06
dc.identifier.citation Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2011, 28 (4), pp. 44 - 52
dc.identifier.issn 0813-0531
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/16984
dc.description.abstract Objective The purpose of this paper is to describe the nurse educator role in the acute care setting in Australia. Method A literature review using Ganong's (1987) method of analysis was undertaken. Computerised databases were searched for articles published in English between 2000 and 2008 using the key words: 'education', 'nursing', 'nurse-educator', 'teaching methods', 'clinical', 'outcomes health care' and 'Australia'. Information was summarised to identify issues impacting on the nurse educator role using a standardised data extraction tool. Results The search strategies generated 152 articles and reports. The review identified that the nurse educator role is fundamental in supporting clinical practice and integral to developing a skilled and competent health workforce. Conclusion Confusion in nursing roles and role ambiguity contribute to the challenges for nurse educators in acute care. The absence of a national, standardised approach to role description and scope of practice in Australia may adversely impact role enactment. Further discussion and debate of the nurse educator role in Australia is warranted.
dc.language eng
dc.title The nurse educator role in the acute care setting in Australia: Important but poorly described
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing
dc.journal.volume 4
dc.journal.volume 28
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation ACT en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 44 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 52 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 111875
dc.personcode 110950
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Clinical nurse educator
dc.description.keywords Hospital based educator
dc.description.keywords Nurse educator
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
pubs.consider-herdc false


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